[OPE-L:1218] Re: Re: Advertising and productive labour

From: Paul Zarembka (zarembka@acsu.buffalo.edu)
Date: Tue Sep 14 1999 - 09:15:58 EDT

If labor engaged in doing nothing of any social value is "productive" and
productive of expanding surplus value (which is what capitalism is about)
then the basis of capitalism is, at least in part, "nothingness".
"Silly"? "personal prejudice"? Paul Zarembka

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On Tue, 14 Sep 1999, Jurriaan Bendien wrote:

> I confess I think it is a mighty silly thing that people who say the labour
> exchanged against capital producing services are productive, commodity
> producing labour, also want to argue that labour involved in advertising,
> though exchanged against capital, is never productive. This seems to be
> more a personal prejudice, taste or predilection than rational economic
> thought.
> In solidarity
> Jurriaan

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