I received this extensive reply from Adam in a comment on my previous post. I feel it is important enough to post it here in its entirety with my response:
“OK then, enlighten me (but not by gas, please), what is the actual value of labour power today? Since you maintain that workers are currently and have been for decades paid less than the value of their labour power, you must have some view as to what its value is.
What follows then is an extensive, and likely familiar, quote from Capital, chapter six, on the subject of the components of labor power: