[OPE-L:4680] Re: Re: David Yaffe on Ricardo and Marx

From: Paul Zarembka (zarembka@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Date: Mon Dec 11 2000 - 23:45:04 EST

Paul B.

Thanks for your reaction.  I am sympathetic to your statement of a big
break between Ricardo and Marx.  The problem is that Sieber's 1871 book
which Marx read (you refer to the later 1885 edition after Marx had died)
doesn't suggest such a big break.  Marx praises the book in the 1873
German Afterword and in his 1881 notes on Wagner -- even noting the one
can understand the difference between Ricardo and himself (Marx) from
reading Sieber!  Pretty dramatic, isn't it?  I think we need to explain
this dissonance, not ignore it or simply assert that Marx was not a
Ricardian and move on.   (I'm a bit surprised David Yaffe has not yet
reacted as it was his intro that caused the issue to come to the fore) 

Paul Z.

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