[OPE-L:4217] Re: profit rate determination

john erns (ernst@pipeline.com)
Fri, 14 Feb 1997 02:52:32 -0800 (PST)

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At 01:51 AM 2/14/97 -0800, in OPE 4216, Paul Cockshott wrote:

>In practice by far the harder problem relates to distinguishing
>between the profit and the total surplus value produced, since
>this appears both as profit and as rent and the wages of unproductive
>workers. It is how to deal with the unproductive sector that
>gives rise to most of the practical problems.

John comments:

It is becoming increasingly unclear to me how depreciation charges are
separated from profits in this type of endeavor.