RE: [OPE] Venezuela bans sale of Coke Zero

From: Paul Cockshott <>
Date: Fri Jun 12 2009 - 11:42:09 EDT

You should also take into account that as soon as Germany was unified, there was a wholesale dismissal of Marxist academics from east German universities and scientific institutions. It is also, I believe, relatively difficult more difficult for marxian economists to get faculty positions in the west than it is for neo-classical ones.
From: [] On Behalf Of Alejandro Agafonow []
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2009 11:28 AM
To: Outline on Political Economy mailing list
Subject: Re: [OPE] Venezuela bans sale of Coke Zero

I could build, Jerry, an argument about the centrifugal forces of liberal institutions to support my neutrality thesis, but you are going to disregard it. So, I have to appeal to your personal condition in order to find some evidence of neutrality in liberal democracies. The fact that you are teaching at Pratt Institute in New York and graduated in an elite American university, despite your open hostility toward liberal democracy, demonstrates that this neutrality is not na´ve. Your case is matchless in actually existing socialisms.

A. Agafonow

Para: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <>
Enviado: viernes, 12 de junio, 2009 10:51:00
Asunto: RE: [OPE] Venezuela bans sale of Coke Zero

> Why is it so difficult for you to reason in terms of institutional neutrality?


Institutions are not neutral. It is the height of naivety to think
that they are. It is the great fallacy of political liberalism.

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