Re: [OPE-L] reply to Ian W

From: Ian Wright (wrighti@ACM.ORG)
Date: Tue Oct 30 2007 - 12:50:01 EDT

Jerry your apology is accepted. But I will freely discuss any issue
regarding Marxism and Marxist economics on this list, with or without
your permission or approval, including returning advice on what does,
and what does not, constitute productive criticism of other
perspectives. Enough said.

> (To put it in the most mild way possible) uniformed, silly comments like the
> above will always and everywhere (including here on OPE-L) result in sharp
> rebukes.
> My comment about the TSSI  in the previous post spoke *exactly* to the issue
> at
> hand.  Since you refer to some of the literature from the 1980s surely you
> must
> have known that.  And, if not, you could have asked instead of making an
> accusation.
> Did the articles by Freeman and Giussani, for example, in Mandel and
> Freeeman ed.
> _Ricardo, Marx, Sraffa_ slip your mind?   In the future, please be so kind
> as to not
> take cheap and uniformed shots at me.  Moreover, *please* do not mistake
> theoretical and political criticism for "ad hominem" and "personal vendetta"
> unless you
> want to ratchet up the rhetoric to creschendo levels.  There has been an
> unfortunate
> tendency in the past on the list do do this, e.g. absurdly claiming that
> criticism of the v = 0 assumption was part of a pattern of "suppression".
> If you can't distinguish accurately
> between theoretical criticism and a "personal vendetta" then you need to
> take up some
> other interest, like gardening.
> Also, btw, don't bring up the issues again of Freeman and Co. leaving the
> list unless you actually *want* me to get into that topic on the list again.
>   I willl
> resist the temptation to bite at your worm.

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