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Doc confuses himself first, then others who try to get through his posts

Posted by: Stoller on December 02, 1999 at 22:03:58:

In Reply to: The Market invalidates the LTV. posted by Dr. Cruel on December 02, 1999 at 10:50:29:

: In point of fact, value is determined by what one will exchange for a commodity, contentions to the contrary are empirically incorrect, and neither theory practically settles the ethical quandry of ownership, which seems to be more a matter of cultural convention leavened in regards to the distribution of coersive power within that social order.

Nice run-on sentence there, Doc.

Value CANNOT be 'determined by what one will exchange for a commodity' because this determination is made by the EMPLOYER (who determines the wage) not the employee---and so we return ONCE AGAIN to the production process to reveal where value is ACTUALLY produced.

The 'customer decides value' theory went splat here.

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