[OPE-L:7584] [OPE-L:1136] Re: Unproductive labour income

From: Gerald Levy (glevy@pratt.edu)
Date: Mon Sep 06 1999 - 13:21:31 EDT

Ian wrote in [OPE-L:1135]:

> I think there are two notions of 'productive" at work in Marx. Labour
> exchanged against capital, and capital good producing labour. The second
> is not too useful, as I see it.

I don't understand your point, Ian. "Capital good" producing labour is
typically a type of wage labour which is exchanged against capital.

Moreover, why is capital good producing labour "not too useful"? Don't
means of production which take the commodity form have a use-value? If
they have a use-value, doesn't this presuppose that they are (or can
be) useful?

In solidarity, Jerry

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