Misum meets david ellerman: "It takes a theory to kill a theory: Reframing the Labor Question"
Welcome to a seminar with David Ellerman from University of California/Riverside on September 14. The title of his lecture is "Reframing the Labor Question: On Marginal Productivity Theory and the Labor Theory of Property".
September 14, 16.30-18 in room Ragnar, Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65.
2017-09-14 at 16:30
"There has not been any dearth of attempts to squeeze the labor contract entirely into the shape of an ordinary purchase-and-sale agreement. ... But, above all, from a labor perspective the invalidity of the particular contract structure lies in its blindness to the fact that the labor power that the worker sells cannot like other commodities be separated from the living worker. This means that control over labor power must include control over the worker himself or herself. Here perhaps we meet the core of the whole modern labor question, and the way the problem is treated, and the perspectives from which it is judged, are what decide the character of the solutions."
Wigforss, Ernst. 1923. Den Industriella Demokratiens Problem 1. Stockholm: A.-B. Hasse W. Tullbergs boktryckeri, p. 28.