Labour Value

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The labour value of something, like Money, is the total amount of labour that went into producing and distributing the item for exchange. For example, the labour value of lump of gold is the total amount of labor that went into extracting it from the ground, refining it into purity, forming it into a gold ring, and putting it on a shelf ready for exchange(Sharp, 2009).

The Labour Value of an item may be contrasted with its Labour-Exchange Value

See Also


Labour | Work | Labour Time
Barter | Money (Labour Value of Money / Labour-Exchange Value of Money)
Official Economy | Informal Economy | Underground Economy | Monetized Economy
Accumulation | Power | Debt | Global Crises
Social Class | The Baker's Story

Further Reading

Sosteric, Mike (RSGME). The Rocket Scientists' Guide to Money and the Economy. Lightning Path Press. More Info