from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A quantity of labor reckoned in units of time.


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  • This would imply to me that there is some multiplier, or, putting it another way, that there is or ought to be the concept of simple labor-time, in which exchange value is expressed.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • Raising the value of basic necessities effectively lowers wages, but this does not change the value of those commodities (whether expressed in labor-time, money, or even grain).

    skzbrust: TWoN Book 3 Chapter 5

  • Other forms of labor (ie, with a machine that multiplies the efficiency of labor, or with highly skilled labor) could then be expressed in terms of simple labor-time.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • But that's a matter of utility as well: the pleasure in performing didn't change, but recordings required less effort, less practice — less labor-time — and convenience comparatively won out.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • The constitution of the natural man probably does not permit him to shorten his labor-time and enlarge his consuming-time indefinitely.

    I'll Take My Stand

  • Maybe the one thing you could do that WoW does is a simple but earthquaking shift: the labor-time that it takes to go from level 49 to 50 is not markedly longer than the labor-time it takes to go from 21 to 22.

    MMOGs and Mulligans

  • At the very least, it would be an interesting experiment to offer--to essentially make labor-time freely exchangeable for "productive capacity".

    Just A Little R-E-S-P-E-C

  • Both of them had sought, with varying degrees of success, to show how prices reflected—or failed to reflect—the amounts of labor-time embodied in different commodities.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • What that wage will be depends, as we have seen, on the amount of labor-time it takes to keep a man alive.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • Products would be exchanged at cost value by means of labor checks based on the labor-time theory of value associated with



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