[Marxism] work - ability - needs

S. Artesian sartesian at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 12 15:27:18 MDT 2008


No, Marx is talking about the origin of the commodity, about its dual 
identity, about the origin and basis of exchange value-- that is the whole 
meaning of "worth" the establishment of equivalent, exchangeable values.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pance Stojkovski" <pance at rogers.com>
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Subject: Re: [Marxism] work - ability - needs


> Yes, Marx is talking about "...individual in no way
> differentiated from the next..." for the purpose of
> explaining the concept of "labour-power".
>
> But your one original paraphrase of Marx was this:
>
> "man's or woman's hour is worth the same as another
> man's or woman's."
>
> Marx is talking about the general concept labour-time.
> He's not talking about productivity, or "worth".
>
> Pance.
>
>
>
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