: Your points about weather, the passage of time, the consumer's perception of the commodity's worth have all been confronted by Marx in Capital.
Read a far more intelligent response to my post here to observe how not to duck and dive - thats from someone who I imagine read capital more closely than I would have, and from someone whom I owe know allegiance, given our history of less than pleasant exchanges.
: If you think I'm going to spend several hours condensing all of that material for you, you overrate yourself. You're not worth that much effort.
: BTW, all you forwarded was the naive notion that the CUSTOMER decides value, a concept Adam Smith dispatched around 1776.
Which you are incapable of arguing against. It doesnt matter what goes into a product, it only matters what the consumer is willing to exchange for it. Labor theory of value can only be tagged on post exchange to explain its value - before something is exchanged its value is unrealised.
I thought you were going to be capable of discussing the subject properly - it appears sadly that you have instead merely engaged in a facade of arrogent disdain, something to hide behind.