Re: [OPE] Open problems in Marxist economics: Workers' savings

From: Paul Cockshott <>
Date: Tue Apr 06 2010 - 17:46:27 EDT

That is surely partly a semantic question?

What do you mean by surplus value as opposed to surplus product?

What do you mean by workers savings?
What do you include in workers savings - bank deposits, pension rights, state pension rights?

From: [] On Behalf Of Dave Zachariah []
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 9:27 PM
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Subject: [OPE] Open problems in Marxist economics: Workers' savings

Here is an 'open problem' or at least a poorly conceptualized problem in
Marxist political economy that may suit for discussion:

    Do workers' savings form a part of the total surplus value?

I think this problem arises because in orthodox formulations there is no
explicit distinction between the symbolic and real appropriation of the
surplus product.

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