Going back to our discussion on why the means of production cannot be the source of surplus value, Richard was right. The way we were discussing technology/constant capital was inadequate. The uneasiness I had with Marx's depreciation model that only allowed ...Read More

I confess that if Tom and Richard hadn’t mentioned it, I would not probably have given any further thought on the issue of productive vs. unproductive labor in Marx. Robert and I discussed about it. I made some research, and I ...Read More

This entry from A Dictionary of Marxist Thought (Tom Bottomore ed., 2nd ed.) does not really clear up the issue we looked at but it is a bit different from what I said this morning. It does not address the ...Read More