Dear Jerry: This will my last post for some days although I'll be able to check my mail. So, a brief reply to your 4517: My point is not wheather or not one is *willing* to use the term "marxist economist" in the professional life. In the countries where I can work, *I'm not allowed to use that term*. That's all. Or, as in theory these are "free countries", I may use it in as a Quixotic act only to find that nobody will take me seriously. In part, this is due to the fact that those who have been calling themselves "marxist economists" have always maintained that "Marx's Economics" is only a self contradictory, cumbersone and metaphysical theory and have been very busy "demonstrating" this for many years. Perhaps a real recent example can illustrate the point: Some months ago some friends holding academic positions in a South American country applied for a small grant to a State funded academic organization. Their purpose was to get, and review recent literature on Marx's economic theory and, subsequently, publish a critical summary. The application was rejected on the basis that it had been demonstrated many years ago, by the Marxist economists themselves, that Marxist economics has no logical foundation and therefore it was absurd to spend money and time in that research. Alejandro R.
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