Re: [OPE] Reply to critics

From: Ian Wright <>
Date: Wed Sep 29 2010 - 14:05:04 EDT

Although I don't think it is very important who said what and when, for the
record, I fully grokked the concept of "coexisting labor" only very recently
and I got it from Michael Perelman's book "Marx's crisis theory" (1987), and
Michael gets it from Marx, who seems to have borrowed it from the Ricardian
socialist Thomas Hodgskin's pamphlet "Labour defended", which I have now
read and like very much.

I do agree Jurriaan that you are titling at windmills if you think Dave and
Paul have some kind of "physicalist" understanding of labor embodied. The
ontological status of labor-value is surprisingly subtle, and everyone is
right to emphasize Marx's point that is has a "purely social reality".

Best wishes,

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