[OPE-L:4290] Re: Steve on the worthlessness of labor

From: Steve Keen (s.keen@uws.edu.au)
Date: Thu Oct 26 2000 - 02:17:35 EDT

I read marx on Wagner, but not Wagner's original--I couldn't locate it in
Australia--and BB in Sweezy's volume and in Capital and Interest. The
curious thing is that their criticisms of Marx are almost identical, BB's
occurs well after Wagner's, and yet BB makes no acknowledgement of Wagner.
However he did attribute Knies, as you observe.

It wasn't a major issue compared to the thrust of my thesis, but it is a
curious circumstance. It is probably worth investigating further as an HET
topic: did BB actually not read Wagner, or was there a snub involved, etc.?

At 21:14 25/10/00 -0600, you wrote:
>Re Steve's 4271:
>>I also directly criticise Bohm Bawerk for failing to understand Marx in my
>>papers--in fact I argue that this conservative critic (and his predecessor
>>Wagner) actually established the manner in which most subsequent followers
>>of Marx misinterpreted the master.
>Did you read Wagner? What is the connection between Wagner and Bohm, in
>general, and regarding their criticism of Marx's work?  I have seen that
>there is a connection between Bohm and Knies. In fact, Bohms work was
>published in a book to "pay tribute" (is this English??) to Knies.
>Alejandro R.
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