[OPE-L:3812] "Value, Price and Profit" -- Abridged to serve as a summary intro.

From: Paul Zarembka (zarembka@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Date: Mon Sep 11 2000 - 16:31:16 EDT

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I didn't forget your message. An abridged version of "Value, Price, and
Profit" is now at


with the publisher's permission. There is a Preface and an abstract which
reads: "Marx's 1865 lectures offer an easily accessible summary of his
theory, addressed to an English-speaking audience. However, one weakness
preventing common usage (including classroom use) is its dialogue in the
first twenty pages with one John Weston. This abridged version stays with
the exact words used by Marx, while eliminating almost all reference to
the dialogue with Weston. The currency of that time in its division into
three units is also decimalized into its modern form. The result is more
readable and modern, yet completely faithful to Marx's presentation."

I am using it this semester and think it will work out just fine!

If you or anyone sees last minute improvments please let me know ASAP.

Paul Z.

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"Patrick L. Mason" <pmason@garnet.acns.fsu.edu> said, on 05/10/00:

>I'd love to have your notes if you write them up. There may be a
>potential book for you in doing this.

>peace, patrick

>At 11:48 AM 5/10/00, you wrote:
>>I agree Patrick. In fact, I think it can be usefully edited in a manner
>>that "Weston" does not jump out at the reader but rather the text really
>>reads as a "normal" summary statement (and no breath of Hegel!). I intend
>>to try it in a serious fashion next semester in my undergraduate "Marxist
>>Economic Theory" class.
>>P.S. Rakesh: "Grossmann ... was as you know the most important figure in
>>the recovery of Marx's 'economics' :)." How about Sweezy?
>>Paul Zarembka, supporting RESEARCH IN POLITICAL ECONOMY
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>>"Patrick L. Mason" <pmason@garnet.acns.fsu.edu> said, on 05/10/00 at 11:06
>>>Interestingly, Marx tried to summarize his economic beliefs in "Wages,
>>>Prices, and Profit." This short piece is considerably easier to read than
>>>the 3 volumes of capital and the other 3 volumes of Theories of Surplus

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