Post-industrial society: commodity value degradation

Problems of XXI century

There is the problem of commodity value degradation as the consequence of the historically new form of labour emergence (universal, “scientific”, automated labour). This tendency was noticed first by K. Marx and then by the post-industrial society theories' exponents. The author adduces some arguments for this tendency. The crisis of 2008-2009, time of production and time of circulation laying off, the phenomena of “ghost” money and virtual finances, to the author's mind, may be regarded as the symptoms of commodity value degradation.