Last night I spoke with my Dutch ancestor again. Nick van Rowe told me about the Land Theory of Value, which began with the French, but was perfected by the Dutch. This is what he told me:
Science has proved that land existed prior to both labour and capital. The Universe existed billions of years before humans and their tools appeared. So if we seek the underlying source and origin of all value, we must look to land. The value of all commodities is determined by the socially necessary quantity of land needed to produce those commodities. And human labour is just one of those many commodities produced by land. So is horse labour. Human labour is just an intermediate good. Land produces wheat, wheat produces human labour, and human labour produces haircuts. So if we buy a haircut we are buying the services of the land that ultimately produced that haircut. And if one examines the underlying objective physical reality of what we call "capital", and look beneath the surface obfuscation of "finance capital" (for money itself is barren, and can produce nothing), we see that capital is machines. And machines are nothing but land transformed from one shape into another.
Land produces both labour and capital. There can be neither labour nor capital without the prior existence of land. Only someone ignorant of science, or deceived by ideological blindness, could fail to see that the bourgeois trinitarian doctrine of land, labour, and capital must be replaced by the rural monism of the Land Theory of Value. It is only deracinated city burgers, living in their high-rise superstructures, who forget that land underlies everything.