Re: [OPE-L] Fwd: [OPE-L] HELP on Sweezy

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 11:56:35 EDT

I believe that the essay mentioned by John 
Bellamy Foster was a reply to Mario Cogoy. Cogoy 
then wrote two further replies. Fred Moseley 
edited an issue of International Journal of 
Political Economy (vol 17, no. 2 1987--off the 
top of my head) in which the whole exchange 
appears--Cogoy's critique, Sweezy's reply, 
Cogoy's two further replies. Sweezy himself broke 
off the exchange, so John's book on The Theory of 
Monopoly Capitalism is the most important 
counter-critique from the perspective of the 
Monthly Review School.

At 4:23 PM +0200 4/27/05, Riccardo Bellofiore wrote:
>Dear John,
>thank you very much! In fact, I have the book!! (But I didn't looked
>at it since many, many years, and somehow I missed it when looking
>for this piece among Sweezy's books in my very confused personal
>library). I will also try to buy your book on Internet.
>ps: my surname is Bellofiore
>At 6:28 -0700 27-04-2005, John Bellamy Foster wrote:
>>Dear Riccardo bellofio,
>>Michael Lebowitz sent me your inquiry on Sweeezy. The piece that you
>>are looking for was published in the January 1974 issue of MONTHLY
>>REVIEW under the title "Monopoly Capital and the Theory of Value."
>>It was the preface to the second printing of the Greek translation
>>of their book. It was reprinted in THE FALTERING ECONOMY: THE
>>and Henryk
>>Szlajfer (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1984). My book THE THEORY
>>(New York: Monthly Review Press, 1986) deals extensively with the
>>connection of the surplus concept to surplus value/the labor theory
>>of value. Let me know if there is any other way I can help.
>>Fraternally, John Bellamy Foster, Coeditor, MONTHLY REVIEW
>>At 05:52 AM 4/27/2005, you wrote:
>>>am writing a short paper on the interpretation of Baran & Sweezy's
>>>Monopoly Capital given in 1971-73 by Claudio Napoleoni in some
>>>university lectures. It touches the question of the compatibility or
>>>not of the book with the Marxian labour theory of value.
>>>In an interview in 1987 (if I remember well) Sweezy writes of an
>>>introduction by him to the Greek translation of the book where he
>>>defends the compatibility view of their argument relative to Marx's
>>>Does anybody know if there is some English version of it somewhere? Where?
>Riccardo Bellofiore
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