Re: [OPE] Reply to critics

From: Dave Zachariah <>
Date: Thu Oct 14 2010 - 03:13:31 EDT

  On 2010-10-14 00:28, Paula wrote:
>> If labour productivity in the production
>> of a good would rise, do you agree that the quantity of embodied labour
>> in *already* produced goods would fall? Why so?
> The particular amount of labor already embodied in goods can't possibly
> fall, but the socially-average labor time needed to produce them can.

So this terminological clarification was useful after all. This notion
of labour 'embodied' does not correspond to Marx's theory. Recall that
this was precisely my initial point: that his wording 'embodied' rather
than, say, 'coexisting,' was problematic because it misleads some readers.

//Dave Z
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Received on Thu Oct 14 03:15:14 2010

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