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Define your position!

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on November 01, 1999 at 17:02:47:

In Reply to: Well, you lasted a bit longer this time. posted by Gee on November 01, 1999 at 14:14:52:

: : use-value is an idiosyncratic (i.e. unquantifiable, and thus conceptually NOT AMENABLE to the measurement of profit) quality of human behavior with AT BEST a tangential relation to the process of profit-making.

: Its therefore a bit useless on its own isnt it

SDF: Are you saying that "use-value" is "useless" for the calculation of profit? Have you changed your mind, Gee? Stoller and I have you quoted as saying "Profit is gain based upon use value." Which opinion may we attribute to you, that "Profit is gain based upon use value" or that use-value is useless as a concept for the calculation of profit, and we must use exchange-value instead?

: Well, you lasted a bit longer this time, but that "I am right and you are mere fools" arrogence is hard to resist.

SDF: Are you equivocating in the first sentence of your above post, or is your position consistent across posts? You are of course "free" to follow your lunch-break whims in this regard.

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