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thats pathetic

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on October 27, 1999 at 15:41:42:

In Reply to: No, you are posted by Stoller on October 27, 1999 at 15:20:10:

: 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.

thats pathetic.

: 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.

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