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  1. Feb 2020
    1. when earth, air and water in the fields are transformed into corn

      cf. SwiftOnSecurity. "Twitter / @SwiftOnSecurity: They started giving these at work today ..." January 24, 2020, 3:11 p.m.

      https://twitter.com/SwiftOnSecurity/status/1220801208073494531

    2. A commodity, such as iron, corn, or a diamond, is therefore, so far as it is a material thing, a use value, something useful

      What commodities are thought to be useful for or not is irrelevant to Marx at this very early stage of his analysis, even from a moral point of view. Diamonds satisfy a need in some societies at specific times and places the same as corn or iron.

  2. Mar 2019
  3. Jan 2019
    1. If he be not able to replace the corn, then he and his possessions shall be divided among the farmers whose corn he has flooded.

      This allows for us to see that corn in Mesopotamia was a highly values crop; and if a harvest yields nothing or the field is ruined by the hand of the farmer, the farmer is held responsible.

  4. Jun 2018