labor theory of value

Definition of labor theory of value

: a theory of value holding that the quantity of labor in a product regulates its value and utilized by Marx to claim for labor the sole rightful claim to production

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First Known Use of labor theory of value

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Labor theory of value.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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