Fucking Idiot Doesn’t Understand Relationship Between Surplus Value and Profit

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NEW YORK – Anwar Shaikh found himself confronted by a rival Marxist economist at a conference earlier this week over his approach to the transformation problem. Despite Shaikh’s obviously superior understanding of economics at large and Marxism in particular, he found it quite difficult to convince his idiotic shithead rival that the transformation problem was little more than a simple accounting issue that anyone whose brain isn’t entirely filled with shit should immediately be able to grasp:

“Are you actually fucking stupid?” enquired Shaikh of the upstart bastard who dared question his theoretical approach, “How can you not understand the transfer of value between the circuits of capital and revenue? Profit is mainly derived from surplus value, but not exclusively! Go read the first pages of ‘Theories of Surplus Value’, and learn what profit upon alienation is.

“You dumb fuck,” concluded the Economics professor from the New School for Social Research in New York City.

“If you consider the money value of the net product with regard to total labour time, and the value of labour power as the net labour time represented by the money wage, the surplus value can be calculated through the actual profit, which is to say…” began Shaikh’s rival, before being cut off by a punch to the face.

“You fucking simpleton! You stupid fucking idiot! Do you not even care about the total product, or just the net product? Do you not even realise that profit itself is a product of surplus value, not the other way around? Do you know a fucking thing?”

Shaikh’s brutal response to the “revisionist clowns” around him “who probably haven’t even read the third volume of Capital” is expected to finally legitimise the labour theory of value in the eyes of mainstream economists, and unify Marxist economics around a single theory of exploitation.

The obvious practical applications to having unified our academic understanding of the transformation problem are simply too numerous to list here.

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5 thoughts on “Fucking Idiot Doesn’t Understand Relationship Between Surplus Value and Profit

    1. Definitely. Let it be clear that this satirical piece merely used the personage of Anwar Shaikh to make a joke about the obscurity of some of our theoretical concerns. He is a gentleman who would never debate in such an offensive fashion.

      -Worker’s Spatula editorial team

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  1. J. Stewart

    The rival Marxian economist referenced here must be Fred Moseley. The entire “profundity” of his analysis is he always equates essential categories such as value, the value of labor power, surplus value, constant capital and variable capital with their more developed forms such as price of production, wages, profit and cost price. I would love to have the transcript of their interaction! Do you have it?

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  2. Why the “vulgar language” in these countries is so widely being used by the “left” ? At one of our discussion, even a party leader defended the use of “fuck trump” and such “lumpen” slogans. It is mind bugling, and in a Marxist Leninist perspective, it does not serve the cause but hurts it, gives bourgeoisie ammunition to discredit the “left” and isolate them from the masses.

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