[OPE-L:4681] Re: Re: Re: David Yaffe on Ricardo and Marx

From: paul bullock (paulbullock@ebms-ltd.in2home.co.uk)
Date: Tue Dec 12 2000 - 03:47:10 EST

Dear Paul Z.

Since this book is not available to my knowledge in English I can't help
you, nor would it appear that David can. It seems to me that if one can't
see the difference between Marx and Ricardo from reading them then no one is
going to be able to help!  It is not reasonable to expect Marx to have tried
to answer or correct every view that  didn't make the distinction clear. As
a politician he would be looking for  support for scientific socialism and
Seiber was popularising his works... perhaps you could do us all a favour
and show why Seiber was  doing what you say, ie what the nature of the
'closeness' he argued was between the two? Then you could show why he was

Paul B.
-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Zarembka <zarembka@acsu.buffalo.edu>
To: ope-l@galaxy.csuchico.edu <ope-l@galaxy.csuchico.edu>
Date: 12 December 2000 04:54
Subject: [OPE-L:4680] Re: Re: David Yaffe on Ricardo and Marx

>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.
>Paul Zarembka, editor, RESEARCH IN POLITICAL ECONOMY at
>******************** http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/PZarembka

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