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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:11 PM
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103. Fascinating.
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 04:12 PM by A HERETIC I AM
As I just said above, trade between two individuals is just that, trade.
All transactions are trades. A Sheet Metal Shear operator trades his labor for an hourly wage, just as I traded my bow and arrow for meat.

It has nothing to do with wage labor, etc.
Sure it does. In my producing a bow and arrow, I have set a price on it based on how much I value my time and effort. That price is a specific quantity of meat. If I were to get less meat than I thought I should then it wouldn't be an equitable trade to me. If I were to get more then it wouldn't be an equitable trade to you. Either way, it certainly has to do in part with what I perceive as appropriate value for my effort or "wage labor".

This sentence I find really interesting;
In a society of voluntarily associated producers the wherewithal of instituting or expanding a productive facility would be provided by that society according to to the needs and desires of those voluntarily associated producers.
So in your mind, the "wherewithal" to expand my bow and arrow making operation will be provided by "society" based simply on my "needs and desires"?

There is a reason no such society has ever long prospered or reached any technological advancements. It doesn't work in practice.

As for your example, since I expect your returning to it despite it's irrelevance, cheated, no, I'm happy if that works for ya.
Just so I'm clear here, you're okay with me making a profit as a result of your labor, right?
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