>>499572>You are only looking at it as a means of delivering better advertising. If that were the limit of the data, then you would be right that it doesn't create value. In practice, however, there is use-value for the ruling class in having data-driven models of human behavior beyond simply advertising.
I guess thats true.
>Capitalism is perfectly capable of producing value by selling commodities from one company to another.
Sure but the sale of capital product or raw resources to another company do directly get used in further value production. Its just a suply chain chopped up. Selling accountancy services to another company or secrurity to a company doesnt create value even if profit is made on one end from the transaction.
The production of the truck is, in the end, value, because the truck is directly used in producing more value.
>The value created is just the value realized when sold minus the cost of producing it.
When marx talks about productive labour he talks system-wide. So a security guard isnt value producing, even if the security firm hires people and buys uniforms, maglights, batteries, to produce commodities (the service of security), it is bought by the using company not to increase or produce value but to offset other losses. It isnt as simple as "anything that is a profitable transaction for any company creates value".
But again, in the end it doesnt really matter. It is only usefull as a tool to try to understand where in society value is actually produced and where it is shuffled around or used to offset damages. It has no real implications for organizing.