Re: [OPE] Are Regulation Theorists Marxists?

From: Ian Wright <>
Date: Wed Aug 19 2009 - 12:46:27 EDT

I can't answer your specific question, since I have yet to read
anything by the regulation school. But I'd argue that a litmus test
for a body of economic work to be classified as Marxist is acceptance
of the labor theory of value. This may seem blindingly obvious, but I
have recently been re-reading Philip Mirowski's "More Heat than
Light", with a view to rebutting some of his (rather superficial as it
turns out) criticisms of Marx's value theory, and in that book
Mirowski classifies Ian Steedman as "Marxian". It seems to me that
this must be a misnomer.


On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 7:26 AM, DGmen<> wrote:
> Dear All,
> can the regulation theories classified as Marxist, if yes, in what sense,
> and if not why?
> Is there a Marxist critique of regulation theories that takes into account
> the varity whitin the regulation school?
> Thanks for your replies and references in advance.
> D.Gmen
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