- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Posted by: Gee ( si ) on August 19, 1999 at 17:59:04:
In Reply to: Throat-Wobbler-Mangrove. posted by Red Deathy on August 17, 1999 at 01:40:32:
: What it shows is that use-values, and needs, are variable, ever-changing, and shifting in scale from one to another, whilst the xample is unlikely, perhaps, it still shows why objective universal standards cannot be set except on a case by case basis.
Objective standards are context specific. the context of deciding as a community to produce enough food for all or a yacht for one claimant is the one I referred to.
Making claims on what might occur would result in each perosn 'needning' ever midecial and emergency facililty constantly around them just in case.
demanding a yacht to be built by others based upon a personal conception of what you need is not equal to bread in the commune context.