The rate of surplus value compares surplus labor time with necessary labor time and measures the surplus in terms of the workers' labor as a whole; it gives an idea about what proportion of the workers' day is given up to the capitalist versus the amount spent on self-reproduction, i.e., reproducing the value of labor power. He emphasizes the ratio of surplus product to necessary product (i.e., the part that goes to working class consumption) for the same reason he emphasizes the ratio s/v: they both highlight distribution between the classes. Explain the difference between the rate of exploitation and the rate of profit. would therefore only fall to 9,130.5 +  with a resultant negligible Surplus Value, For Karl Marx, surplus value is critical to the expansion of capital. Marx uses an example to show how the three components of value  therefore s/(c + v)  = 9.5%. Section 2: The Representation of Components of Value by Parts of the Product. with necessary labor Practice thinking about the meaning of the First Law in terms of hours of abstract labor time. Explain the difference between the rate of exploitation and the *2. Senior's Argument (in Marx's jargon): the component parts of the = reproduction of value of labor power + a surplus an elimination of profit! In a footnote, Marx notes that Senior "to ethic whose ghost can still be found lurking in the darker spirits of society. 409) At a 100 per cent rate of surplus value it can be assumed that 1,000 [pounds sterling] of surplus-value is appropriated. rate of surplus value mass of surplus value variable capital . Restating Senior's example in Marx's terms, the initial case of Why not drop c+v to 9.5 and use less constant capital and labor? day by one hour would wipe out capitalist profits and bring wreck and ruin In addition, C here is the cost of production. Yet, in what F oley (2000) calls the standard ‘dual-system’ interpretation of Marx, the v alue and price rates of surplus value This paper builds homogenous series of the rate of surplus value for the Chinese economy over the extended period 1956-2014 with a Marxian approach. Partly this can be seen in Ure's argument that Marx cites in a as Marx has done. rate of profit. Marx gave us there if we are to understand the dynamics of capitalist that Marx will utilize in the rest of the text. children being turned loose on society --this despite all evidence of how of absolute levels of profit, the rate of profit or the rate of exploitation Concepts For Review Marx's critique is simple enough. If, he therefore concludes, the working day is reduced by one hour, from 11.5 to 10.5, the surplus value s will be eliminated. hour drop s to zero? that less work would also corrupt children's morals because "idleness is A large part of the surplus value is then thrown back into the circuits of capital as new capital, as value seeking self-expansion in ... terest rate jump at the end of 1979, non-financial corporations initi-ated a process of trying to reduce their liabilities. They are the workers who have been trained to work hour after hour to make sure their “team” creates the most “surplus value” in the history of capitalism! This rate of profit, although expressed in value terms is a good first approximation for the actual calculations of rates of profit that occur in business and therefore expresses the capitalist point of view. There are essentially two ways to increase this rate. Clearly, the higher the ratio s/v the higher percentage of the workers' day is being appropriated by the capitalist and the smaller the part the workers are working for themselves. The portion of the product that represents thesurplus-value, (one tenth of the 20 lbs., or 2 lbs. These questions throw us back to the issue of what is "necessary" about necessary labor, an issue first raised in chapter 6 and one that requires a more complex answer than Marx gave us there if we are to understand the dynamics of capitalist development and get beyond a static concept of exploitation. net profit s = 8,260.9 (105,000 - 96,739.1) Section 4: Surplus-Product, surplus product = the portion of the product that represents surplus value. If an employee works 12 hours and the SNLT for labour power is 6, then the surplus value is 6 and the rate of surplus value is 100(6/6). ▶ Bookmark articles to your own reading list so, c + v = 96,739.1 This is very much a worker's view of the s/(c+v) = rate of profit. 1.0 hours. 10,000 (absolute level of surplus value)            but fixed    = reproduction of value of labor power + a surplus s  =  8,260.9 (105,000 - 96,739.1) Marxian surplus-value theory. value of the produce have to be for his example to be consistent? therefore expresses the capitalist point of view. What is included; what is excluded? school discipline destroys creativity and imagination --qualities which to the capitalist versus the amount spent on self-reproduction, i.e., These questions throw us v = 10,000 (wages, assuming s/v = 1, or 100%) Karl Marx accepted Ricardo’s labour theory of value (that the value of a product is based on the quantity of labour that went into producing it), but he subscribed to a subsistence theory of wages for a different reason than that given by the classical economists. . at c, v and s in terms of proportional This of course is just Marx's purpose; he presents this moment of analysis to clarify what is going on from the workers' point of view, the view the capitalists would prefer to hide or cover up. for such increases of productivity then does it make any sense today to To explain how faster circulation of surplus-value impacts accumulation, we stick to the two example capitals from the last chapter: What would be the results of redefining the concept in dynamic terms, e.g. At the same time, following this logic, he also notes that newly created value of 12 hours work (and 6s value) can be represented by only 4 lbs of yarn. The most interesting thing in this section concerns the difference calculations business would not only be measuring costs in money terms The capitalist ends the day with $3 surplus value or profit. In his example the total product of 20 lbs of only grow when given free time for free development. so,     c + v =  96,739.1 development The surplus value, according to Karl Marx, indicates the ability of an economy’s capitalist class of accumulating capital. over time, rather than statically as Marx defines Outline of Marx's Argument   v   =  10,000 (assuming the wage bill remains to resist any reduction of work time reflect more than fear of losing profits, This has been typical of the capitalist work ethic whose ghost can still be found lurking in the darker spirits of society. The rate of profit, on the other hand, which measures the surplus Assuming the ratio of s/v equals unity, then 5.75 rate of surplus product = surplus product/necessary product In the final footnote of this section (#13) Marx quotes T. Hopkins who writes: *1. so, constant capital (c) in a given period = c1 + c2, new value created  = v + s Marx observed that “the rate of surplus value is therefore an exact expression for the degree of exploitation of labor power by capital, or of the worker by the capitalist” (ibid, vol. *1. = 11.5) A reduction of one hour, assuming wages constant would drop s from day is being appropriated by the capitalist and the smaller the part the These values of 24, 3 and 3 can be represented by 16, 2 and 2 lbs of not publicly, for it would draw attention to the time the workers work Why do you think Marx goes through the analysis of Section 2 looking at c, v and s in terms of proportional parts of the product? rate of profit of one hour would reduce not only total labor time but also the use of for the actual calculations of rates of profit that occur in business and by only 4 lbs of yarn. At first he sets out what appears to be a rather formalistic argument that the components of value can be "represented" by either parts of the product, or by parts of the time used to produce the product. Because of the high notes that newly created value of 12 hours work (and 6s value) can be represented exploitation What would the total ({115,000/11.5}10.5 = 105,000) C' = 30s. = necessary labor + surplus labor, measures of s: These estimates show that the rate of surplus value in the United States economy increased … hours are producing v and 5.75 hours are producing s (where 5.75 + 5.75 constant capital. want to do this is unclear and the example given is tedious. used this kind of an argument to defend profits. In his example the total product of 20 lbs of cotton yarn which is worth 30s (shillings) contains the following components of value: c = 24s (shillings) Here the value of the commodity is given by c + v + s. If c + v here is represented by C, the total capital, the rate of profit can be re-written as s/C x 100. The rate of surplus value compares surplus labor time with necessary labor time and measures the surplus in terms of the workers' labor as a whole; it gives an idea about what proportion of the workers' day is given up to the capitalist versus the amount spent on self-reproduction, i.e., reproducing the value of labor power. + raw materials (c2) In another footnote, Marx notes with sarcasm Andrew Ure's argument Senior's last hour      ({95,000/11.5}10.5 = 86,739.1) an 11.5 hr day gives the following results: Expressed algebraically, if v is the necessary labour time (or value of labour power), and s is the surplus labour time, then the rate of surplus value is s / v . Marx believed that the long-term historical tendency would be for differences in rates of surplus value between enterprises and economic sectors to level out, as Marx explains in two places in Capital Vol. parts of the product? ▶ Use the site private messaging system This has been typical of the capitalist work the parent of vice." 4. surplus value. v = 3s b) more seriously he points out that in each hour of the working day, constant capital is being used up and its value transferred to the product through the exercise of labor, therefore a reduction of one hour would reduce not only total labor time but also the use of constant capital. The chapter on the Rate of Surplus Value (attached; download linked below) is a good example of all this. footnote: the panic concern that a life not structured by work would be Then explain the fallacy in his reasoning. of view, the view the capitalists would prefer to hide or cover up. ({95,000/11.5}10.5 = 86,739.1) Logged in users: ▶ Can comment on articles and discussions The rate of surplus value is ratio of the surplus labour time, which the producing class works without pay, to the necessary labour time, that they need to maintain their standard of living. this argument troubling, however, not because it is wrong, in Marx's terms, working day, constant capital is being used up and its value transferred which capitalists as a class are completely superfluous. However, those firms with a huge surplus value attract low cost capital from lenders knocking at the door. The desperate arguments put forward by capitalists and their apologists Surplus value and the Kalecki Principle in Marx's reproduction schema Discuss the concept of necessary labor. At first reading it appears dense. Some may find These values of 24, 3 and 3 can be represented by 16, 2 and 2 lbs of yarn respectively. hour the result would be a drop in absolute profits from 10,000 to 8,260.9 the Organic Composition, and the General Rate of Profit in the U.S. Economy, therefore, s/(c + v) = 8.5% What would this imply for his measures of price and productivity? Senior's Argument (in Marx's jargon): the component parts of the total value of the final product can be represented by proportional parts of the time worked (as Marx described in section 2).  therefore,     s/v   =  82.6% Another interesting point, not raised here by Marx, but worth contemplating, is the relations between necessary and surplus labor time understood dynamically. Discuss the concept of necessary labor. Down the path of less and less work lies another kind of world, one in which capitalists as a class are completely superfluous. Why anyone would Why anyone would want to do this is unclear and the example given is tedious. total value of product = C' = (c+v)+s . v = 10,000 (assuming the wage bill remains the same) he sets out what appears to be a rather formalistic argument that the which he points out will only drop from 100% to 82.6%. First Law and implication Second Law Third Law . --such as the one Marx cites in 1848-- bespeak much more than false logic.                Partly these sections are just setting out some basic definitions The rate of surplus value is given by s/v x 100, where s is the surplus value, and v is the variable capital. Commentary. rate of exploitation fallacy of Senior's reasoning by recalling that each hour of production net profit or s = 10,000 (absolute level of surplus value) contemplating, is the relations between necessary and surplus labor time   c   =   86,739.1 (assuming costs fall proportionately) 2 the critique of Senior that he wants to make in section 3. Shouldn't we rather speak of labor necessary surplus produce issue because what is at issue is the worker's time and its allocation. Section 3: Senior's "Last Hour" *5. Isn't surplus labor today merely going to be invested tomorrow to raise the productivity of necessary labor and thus the standard of living? One important prediction of Marx's theory is that the rate of surplus value will increase as a secular tendency. [NB: a certain amount of unemployment is necessary in capitalism to keep pressure on workers to accept alienated low paying jobs; but too much unemployment creates a terrain of unrest.] If, he therefore concludes, the working day is reduced At the same time, following this logic, he also This of course is just Marx's purpose; he presents Why or why not. And if such investment is in fact necessary C' = 30s. 5.75 to 4.75 and lower the rate of surplus value from 100% to 82.6%, hardly surplus product = the portion of the product that represents Questions for Review 1. Would his analysis be relevant today? The rate of surplus-value (the ratio of surplus-value to variable capital) expresses quantitatively the main conclusion of Marx's theory of surplus-value, that surplus-value is purely the result of an increase in the variable capital which is exchanged for labor-power. We discover The rate of surplus value, when adjusted for trade flows, jumps to 1.31 in 1948 and 1.18 in 1963, due to Puerto Rico's large balance-of-trade deficit and the relative import intensity of labor's consumption. change in s/v and s/(c + v)! American Economic Review . Commentary In this paper we argue that grounding the radical approach in Marx's theory of surplus values creates an empirically testable Marxian theory applicable to understanding rates of criminal offending and official responses to criminal behavior. total value of the final product can be represented by proportional parts What is included; would have it. ▶ Get 'recent posts' refreshed more regularly the values of c = 24s, v = 3s and s = 3s, could be represented by 9hrs or a drop in the rate of profit from 9.5% to 8.5%, both of which confirm it? over time, rather than statically as Marx defines it? and the latter a reasonable measure for capitalists? In the final footnote of this section (#13) Marx quotes T. Hopkins who writes: "To an individual with a capital of £20,000, whose profits were £2,000 per annum, it would be a matter quite indifferent whether his capital would employ a hundred or a thousand men [ . 3. This paper subjects this prediction of Marx's theory to an empirical evidence test, by deriving annual estimates of the rate of surplus-value in the United States economy over the period 1947-1977. nor is it likely that any would ever attempt such a calculation, at least b) more seriously he points out that in each hour of the Partly, he is explaining some of the implications of the last two chapters where he introduced surplus value, constant capital and variable capital. workers are working for themselves. Now, Marx concludes his argument in terms of the rate of surplus value, In a footnote, Marx notes that Senior "to his honor" later on came to support the factory legislation. of capitalism as a civilization built on the subordination of life to work. the argument Marx is making that Senior drastically overstates the potential The rate of profit, on the other hand, which measures the surplus labor time against the capitalist's total investment, is a measure primarily of interest to the capitalists, in so far as it measures how much they earn in relation to how much they had to invest originally.  therefore, s/(c + v)  =  8.5% to the economy. questions in chapter 10. inputs = s In this last, short section, Marx simply finishes his parallels between the distribution of value and the distribution of product. The most interesting thing in this section concerns the difference between the two measures of the rate of extracting a surplus from the workers. It appears to contain new things unconnected to what has gone before, or to what comes afterwards. Why is the former a reasonable measure for workers and the latter a reasonable measure for capitalists? Marx makes abstraction here.). This amount, we believe, roughly represents the total value embodied in the commodity. so, constant capital (c) in a given period = c1 + c2, new value created = v + s The rate of surplus-value in production is defined by Marx as the volume of surplus-value produced by the workforce divided by the variable capital (or labour-costs) expended to produce it (the ratio S/V). 3: yarn respectively. The history of Senior's hour, and of all other episodes like it  the same, the reduction of one hour would drop the wage bill (v) from 10,000 Section 1: The Degree of Exploitation of Labor Power, surplus value = excess of value of product over value of inputs = s capital gives up only a part of its value (c1) in each period (An * means that one possible answer can be found at the end of the study guide.). If the surplus value attained by the firm is low, they will not be able to access adequate capital. Senior's horror story of a one hour drop in the working day gives the following calculations for a 10.5 hour working day: C' = 105,000 (assuming production falls proportionately, prices constant)   v  =   10,000 (wages, assuming s/v = 1, or 100%)   c   =   95,000 (constant capital, adding Some may find this argument troubling, however, not because it is wrong, in Marx's terms, but because it is not framed in terms of profit (or net profit) as Senior would have it. C' - C = s, constant capital = fixed capital (machinery, plant, etc) + raw materials (c2) Questions For Review surplus value What would be the results of redefining the concept labor time against the capitalist's total investment, is a measure primarily Keeping in mind that one pound = 20 shillings, that a quarter = 8 bushels, examine Marx's example taken from Jacob. some of the implications of the last two chapters where he introduced surplus One might inquire how this is possible. We begin with the sale price of the iPhone X in the United States – $999. and labor? These two sections go together because Marx is preparing in section The capitalist pays his workers less than the value their labour has added to the goods, usually only enough to maintain the worker at a subsistence level. We can also note, that in the more likely case that the wage rate rather than the the wage bill remained the same, the reduction of one hour would drop the wage bill (v) from 10,000 to 9,130.4, c would still be at 86,739.1 and profits (C' - {c + v}) would therefore only fall to 9,130.5 + with a resultant negligible change in s/v and s/(c + v)! today and labor necessary for the future? Why not drop c+v to 9.5 and use less constant capital Down the path of less and less work lies another kind of world, one in his honor" later on came to support the factory legislation. The surplus value rate is the ratio between the surplus value obtained from the exploitation of unpaid working hours and variable capital, i.e. 23, p. 229). the value of labor power. rate of profit, although expressed in value terms is a good first approximation of the product: c, v, and s can be represented by proportional parts of Why do you think Marx goes through the analysis of Section 2 looking Click here to register now. disappeared and is often repeated to justify keeping children in school C' - C  = s, constant capital  = fixed capital (machinery, plant, etc) A trade surplus is an economic measure of a positive balance of trade, where a country's exports exceed its imports. One important prediction of Marx's theory is that the rate of surplus-value will increase as a secular tendency. what is excluded? This is very roughly equivalent to the profits/wages ratio, though there is debate in Marxian economics about what exact profit and wage measures should be used. For example, a few years ago, Duncan Foley estimated the rate of surplus value in the U.S. economy to be 1.5, meaning that the surplus value was 1.5 times the amount paid in wages. It finds that the high profitability that stimulated capital accumulation in the decade before the 2008 crisis had relied on the continuous growth in the rate of surplus value. It was also this recognition during the last twenty years of the 20th Century that led the International Labor Organization to warn of the need for the creation of a billion jobs by century's end to absorb the growth in the world's labor force --or risk widespread unrest. Outline of Marx's Discussion Wolff, Edward N. Surplus value, Marxian economic concept that professed to explain the instability of the capitalist system. The rate of surplus value is therefore 80/52 = 153 11/13%’. The rate of surplus value, the organic composition, and the general rate of profit in the U.S. economy, 1947-67. time and measures the surplus in terms of the workers' labor as a whole; In another footnote, Marx notes with sarcasm Andrew Ure's argument that less work would also corrupt children's morals because "idleness is the parent of vice." Partly this can be seen in Ure's argument that Marx cites in a footnote: the panic concern that a life not structured by work would be both idle and immoral. (as in Marx's calculations). The result of this formula is the rate of surplus value, which Marx believed should be appropriated from companies to the employees. Support the channel and get the book through our (affiliate) link: https://amzn.to/2QfDRBa (us) This video covers Chapter 9. pages summarized: 15. s/v = rate of surplus value = rate of exploitation In his case, the value of c + v is represented by 10.5 hours, the value of s by 1.0 hours. prices constant) depreciation to other c) This embodies 60 hrs labor, of which the other 48 derive from c. Then, using the same example, Marx notes how the same components = c + v s/v = rate of surplus value = rate of exploitation the value of c + v is represented by 10.5 hours, the value of s by between the two measures of the rate of extracting a surplus from the workers. The desperate arguments put forward by capitalists and their apologists to resist any reduction of work time reflect more than fear of losing profits, their arguments which often foretell doom and societal collapse reflect a deeper intuition that all reductions in work threaten the social fabric of capitalism as a civilization built on the subordination of life to work. and get beyond a static concept of exploitation. necessary labor time This, of course, is an argument that has hardly disappeared and is often repeated to justify keeping children in school for long hours. the value rate of surplus v alue and price rate of surplus value. surplus value  = excess of value of product over value of rate of surplus product = surplus product/necessary product, surplus product = the portion of the product that represents The estimates of the rate of surplus value increased 19 percent over this period, from 1.40 in 1947 to 1.66 in 1976, again as predic-surplus value. Explain Senior's argument as to why the extension of the working day by one hour would wipe out capitalist profits and bring wreck and ruin to the economy. cotton yarn which is worth 30s (shillings) contains the following components In this case the values of c = 24s, v = 3s and s = 3s, could be represented by 9hrs 38min, 1hr 12min, and 1hr 12min respectively. = necessary labor time + surplus labor time Marx addresses these processes elements of constant capital and, by Senior's assumptions, one Restating Senior's example in Marx's terms, the initial case of an 11.5 hr day gives the following results: but fixed capital gives up only a part of its value (c1) in each period the more likely case that the wage rate rather than the the wage bill remained both idle and immoral. impact of the 10 hours law on profits. this moment of analysis to clarify what is going on from the workers' point If they do not, and unemployment grows, and if it grows too large, their ability to control society is threatened. At first The rate of surplus value compares surplus labor time with necessary labor time and measures the surplus in terms of the workers' labor as a whole; it gives an idea about what proportion of the workers' day is given up to the capitalist versus the amount spent on self-reproduction, i.e., reproducing the value of labor power. but because it is not framed in terms of profit (or net profit) as Senior of value: c = 24s (shillings) In the money circuit M – C – M ’, capitalists purchase commodities (C ) with mo… Surplus, Surplus In the history of economic thought there are, broadly, two approaches to the study of prices and income distribution. the standard of living? = − = − = − =− VLP VLP VLP VLP 1 1 1 (7) It is easily known from equation (7) that equal wage rates imply equal rates of surplus value, namelyw China’s Human Robot Labor Force: The Highest Rate of Surplus Value in the History of Capitalism! 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