>Rakesh, > >Self-effacement ("autodidact") is unjustified and inconsistent with the >fervor of your interventions. Paul Z, I just didn't want my fervent email posts to lumped in with the rigorous published work of Carchedi, Freeman and Kliman; wanted to make sure that the defects of my posts are not used to question their work. Moreover, in pointing to my debt to Grossmann and Mattick Sr, I wanted to imply that there may be differences between them (and hence me) and TSS. One difference has already come up in the treatment of constant capital. Kliman in my opinion misinterprets Grossmann's use of Bauer's scheme. Siddharth Chatterjee brilliantly defended TSS on marxmail.org and while I agreed with much of what he was saying, i raised specific objections (re: the v=0 assumption, the confusion between the mass and rate of profit). > Also, self-definition as particular >person's "student" doesn't strike me terribly progressive. But I have learned from them and above all from Marx. It's just the fact of the matter. > > Aren't we are >supposed to be treating (even) ourselves with respect and not subservient >to others? Does having learned from someone make you subservient to them? From your open style I am sure you have many people who consider themselves to be your students while not being subservient to you. Yours, Rakesh ps I'm moving and then offline for almost two months, so this is my last day for a while. Wish everyone a pleasant summer.
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