Re: [OPE-L] question on the interpretation of labour values

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Mon Feb 19 2007 - 18:40:38 EST

Hi Jurriaan:

> 1) Is there just one version of TSS or several?

While there is agreement on some basic principles, there are as many
versions of TSS as there are supporters of the TSSI.  At least within
their own paradigm, they are tolerant of different perspectives (or
so it seems from the outside).

> 2) Has anybody provided a comprehensive, up-to-date list of the
> transformation literature?

If it was completed last year (2006) then it would no longer be
up-to-date.  The relentless march 'forward' for new interpretations
of the TP continues.  Like a coming-of-age ritual, young Marxian
scholars continue to boldly march off into the Wilderness in search
of the Holy Grail of Marxian economics.  When they return from
their Quest, they inevitably report on their findings (many claiming
that they for the first time have unearthed the Grail!) but (mostly)
older and wiser Sages say that the Grail has yet to be found.  And
thus new faces in new generations continue to march off in search of the
Marxian Grail. So it has been for well over a hundred years, so it
will continue: all that has been will be again.  The Curtain will never
come down on this Act.

In solidarity, Jerry

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