[OPE-L:4727] Re: David Yaffe on Ricardo and Marx

From: Paul Zarembka (zarembka@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Date: Thu Dec 21 2000 - 10:05:58 EST

"paul bullock" <paulbullock@ebms-ltd.in2home.co.uk> said, on 12/18/00:

>I think you are making overmuch of all this....
>It is indisputable that Marx  had much to thank ricardo for 
>(as did Beethoven to Haydn, but this hardlty makes the former  the
>latter!) since Marx took what had been discussed about the regulating
>role of labour in the economy to date and  explained the issues
>SUCCESSULLY with a different method.

Your analogy, Paul, I think drives my point home.  Ricardo may to Smith,
as Beethoven to Haydn, but I would think Marx is to Ricardo, as Ramsey
Lewis or Louis Armstrong (jazz) is to Beethoven.  That would be the
"different method" analogy.

There are a number of paths for clarifying the relation of Marx to
Ricardo, only one of which is "you are overmuch of all this".

Paul Z.

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