Re: [ox-en] Commons in a taxonomy of goods
- From: Stefan Meretz <stefan meretz.de>
- Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 23:11:27 +0200
On 2010-06-17 01:11, Diego Saravia wrote:
economy is a social science,
you mean: a social process...
a good is not a good without society
all goods properties are social ones.
nope, temperature is a physical one, just for instance
I do not understand what do you want to say with this text:
"Scarcity is not a goods property, but a social form of goods to be
produced (namely: commodity)."
Goods are not scarce by its nature (like having a temperature). If they
are produced as commodities, then they are scarce, because if they are
not scarce, they will not besold. Thus scarcity is a social form of
goods being produced as commodities.
If you have 5 apples and 6 persons, and every person want an apple
you can say that apples are scarce
No, the availability of apples may be limited at one time at a location.
Limitedness and scarcity are two different things. If you need more
apples, then more apples can be produced to overcome current
limitations. However, if you produce apples as commodities, then they
are scarce and none of the 6 persons wanting apples get one of the
million apples being produced unless they exchange them with money.
Scarcity is a precondition of being a commodity, thus a social form of
products being produced as commodities.
so you need people and apples, its a social problem
That's what I say: The way of production is a social (societal)
but I do not understand what this can mean in terms off clasical
goods clasification for you
Classical goods classification is inappropriate, as shown. They mix
socially produced with natural properties.
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