[OPE-L:4920] RE: Epicycles (was "causes of changes in prices of production")

From: Drewk (Andrew_Kliman@msn.com)
Date: Fri Feb 16 2001 - 17:36:21 EST

In OPE-L 4916,

Rakesh wrote:

"I don't believe this. What is your alternative interpretation of
passage in which Marx lays out the only two reasons why he allows
prices of production to change?"

Forget what you believe.  Forget my alternative interpretation.

In fact, forget about this whole issue for a moment.  We have
unfinished business from 3 days ago (see my OPE-L 4884).

Please tell me, since you do not like my test, how *YOU* would
test the truth-value of Fred Moseley's claim that HIS "prices of
production" change if and only if technology (productivity of
labor) changes.

Again, I point out that your attempt to beg off this problem, by
saying Moseley must be right "by definition," doesn't work.  I'm
saying there is an internal contradiction in his definitions.
That's what's at issue.  That's what must be tested.

Once this issue is disposed of, I'll be happy to return to the
other one.

Andrew ("Drewk") Kliman
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