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Since various economics professors noticed that Marxists had been publishing articles showing, from empirical data, that the labour theory of value was right, they have felt the need to come up with objections. The objections raised by economists then get relayed in a popularised form on blogs or social media debates. It is worth my while giving a brief rundown of the 3 favourite objections along with an explanation of why these are all groundless.
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