by Marx, Karl (1973)
As soon as labour in the direct form has ceased to be the great well-spring of wealth, labour time ceases and must cease to be its measure, and hence exchange value [must cease to be the measure] of use value. The surplus labour of the mass has ceased to be the condition for the development of general wealth, just as the non-labour of the few, for the development of the general powers of the human head. (p.701)
KeywordsMarx, Political Economy, Marxism, Social Class, Capital, History, Historical Context
Themes"Fragment on Machines"
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