Re: [OPE-L] Jacques Gouverneur's new text on Marxist economics

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Thu Feb 03 2005 - 13:10:40 EST

I think the point of the cowritten piece by Michele Naples was that
an introductory economics textbook which has scientific pretension
should be very clear on the nature and source of profit in a profit
oriented system.  A textbook should be judged by the clarity of the
answer that it provides and the superiority of that answer over
alternative explanations. The Marxian texts that you mentioned are
thus not the best introductions to Marx's Capital as a work in the
history of economic thought; they are simply the best introductions
to economics.
Sorry don't have time for long engagement.

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