I watched this video, read excerpts from Capital, and have read various other interpretations of Marxist economics. Why can't constant labor replace organic labor, so that there is no human element in production? I know that right now this is kind of a SciFi concept, but if human beings could be replaced by machines is there something still keeping humans on board as part of labor? How does the reduction in wage of either necessary or surplus labor impact profit, meaning how does the induction of constant labor damage the profitibility of the capitalist and why is it that some people believe that companies must have workers to exploit?
30 December, 2010 - 04:46#1
Why is organic labor necessary?