[OPE-L:5703] Re: Re: Re: de-bunking the de-bunk

From: Rakesh Narpat Bhandari (rakeshb@Stanford.EDU)
Date: Thu May 31 2001 - 15:01:23 EDT

 From Steve's 5698

>From my point of view, these arguments feel a bit like fighting the 
>Black Knight in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". From my point of 
>view--and from the point of view of the historians of economic 
>thought who refereed my papers on this issue--I've already cut off 
>both legs (the belief that the LTV is Marx's fundamental theory of 
>value, and the belief that the LTV is consistent with his theory of 
>value). Now VFT and TSS interpretations are threatening to bite me 
>to death. Sorry, but I'd prefer to engage with other heterodox 
>economists who don't share these hangups.

I appreciate your presence here Steve, but if you would prefer to 
engage other hetero economists, why are you on this list? It would 
seem to me that you attach some importance to having your VFT, TSS 
and other so called orthodox Marxists opponents shown to be wrong. I 
have only once in my life attempted to show that the hare krishnas 
had misinterpreted the bhagvat gita (that is they had misinterpreted 
what was meant by always keeping krishna on your lips). But you do 
not seem to find your opponents to be beneath engagement; I am not 
subscribed to the hare krishna list serve.

At any rate who is the bigger fool for continuing to fight? the black 
knight or his opponent. Obviously the latter, you have missed the 
real point of the Monty Python joke. So if you really think we value 
theoretic marxists are the black knight, wouldn't the joke be on you 
for drawing your sword on this list repeatedly?


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