Re: (OPE-L) Ernesto's "Damned Lies" ?

From: Riccardo Bellofiore (riccardo.bellofiore@UNIBG.IT)
Date: Wed Feb 18 2004 - 10:05:45 EST

At 14:35 +0100 18-02-2004, Ernesto Screpanti wrote:

>Riccardo says that my interpretation of Marx is wrong. May be he (as
>Carchedi & co.) is a true believer and knows the  Truth as it is
>revealed in the Book. Not me. Please let's discuss about economics
>and logic, and avoid the "ipse dixit" method.

Dea Ernesto,

I thought, and still think, that you are not Kliman, so you are able
to bear different opinions.

You know very well a lot of our disagreements, since we discussed
them in many occasions.

To say only one thing, you attribute to Marx a belief in Locke's
proposition according to which in the natural order (translated as
production in general) the value of the product is the product of
labour, so that value is created by labour.

This for me is definitely wrong. I have written about that a lot, and
I don't see in your writings any reasonable support to your

You know that I am against dogmatism, and mine is an INTERPRETATION
of Marx, as yours. On THIS plane, there is nothing wrong in a
serious, non dogmatic research of what Marx really said, as in what
Sraffa, or Keynes, or Schumpeter, ore even Ernesto really said.

That said, among us, your phrase about me as true believer is stupid.



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