Do economists currently not view contractors as labor?

I suggest producer surplus be exclusively exclusive material (for otherwise even mining and logging would not need withstand fixed-startup costs if access were elastic to other vertical horizons) or expiring payment installments and consumer surplus over leisure value as utility enumerable, and 0x/0y gradient in stasis, book-made.

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    $\begingroup$ What is with the word salad in italics? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 10, 2022 at 13:09
  • $\begingroup$ I'm explaining why contractor profit is marginal utility value of contractors and surplus value should be considered expiring payment installments tapered price controls alone. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 10, 2022 at 14:19
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    $\begingroup$ I give up. $~~$ $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 10, 2022 at 15:25

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I'll take for granted you mean housing contractors.

A contractor owns a business that sells (produces) a service. From the standpoint of your question, they are the producer and the homeowner is the consumer.

The issue of wages paid by that business, including wages paid to the contractor themself, is a separate matter.


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