Red Herrings and Mad Lemmings

glevy at acnet.pratt.edu glevy at acnet.pratt.edu
Tue Aug 29 19:04:49 MDT 1995


Chris B. wrote:

  I am suggesting the circumscribed boundary of
> the lake is none other than the total labour-power of society, embodied
> in the sum total of the values of all commodities produced by that
> society (14th paragraph of Capital).
>
The "boundary" in this case (the total labour-power) is subject to change
historically. It is not a fixed point but changes over time alongside
changes in the rate of accumulation.

The 14th parag. of _Capital_ deals with socially-necessary labour-time.
How do you see this relating to the second red herring?

Jerry


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