The Information Economy and the Labor Theory of Value

Fuchs, Christian (2017) The Information Economy and the Labor Theory of Value. International Journal of Political Economy, 46 (1). pp. 65-89. ISSN 0891-1916

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08911916.2017.1310475

Abstract

This article discusses aspects of the labor theory of value in the context of the information industries. First, taking the Temporal Single-System Interpretation (TSSI) of Marx’s labor theory of value as methodology, the paper calculates economic demographics at the level of socially necessary labor time and prices of an example case. Second, the paper questions the assumption that the labor theory of value cannot be applied to the information industries. This paper tests this hypothesis with an analysis of the development of labor productivity in six countries. The paper concludes that the labor theory of value is an important tool for understanding the information economy and the peculiarities of the information commodity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
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Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 09:20
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 09:20
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/19187

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