[OPE-L:6566] Re: RE: Re: Re: * poll: who has advanced political econ omy since Marx? *

From: Allin Cottrell (cottrell@wfu.edu)
Date: Tue Feb 12 2002 - 23:23:49 EST

On Sun, 10 Feb 2002 P.J.Wells@open.ac.uk wrote:

> Paul B asks:
> >I note the fact that no one seems to think Lenin developed and applied
> >Marx's contribution.
> >
> >Is this taken for granted?
> I'd be interested the hear the views of better-read comrades than myself on
> this -- but do others agree with me that Lenin advanced the *practical*
> *critique* of political economy to a marked degree?

'The Development of Capitalism in Russia' is surely an application of
Marx's contribution (though not to any great extent a development).
Lenin was, I think, stronger on philosophy ('Materialism and
Empirio-Criticism') than economic theory.

Allin Cottrell.

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