[OPE-L:2157] Re: Science and Ideology

Michael Williams (100417.2625@compuserve.com)
Fri, 10 May 1996 17:40:44 -0700

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Massimo writes

I mean a theory of prices and profits (but also of many other things)
that enables us to understand a) the roots of capital despotism
upon us; b) the forms of capital's strategies used to perpetrate this
despotism. All this as the basis for searching for ways that, in
historical given times, are relevant for a) getting rid of capital's
despotism; b) constitute new patterns of social relations beyond
capitalism and towards a "human" society.

The only relevant "test" of this enterpise is not a "statistical test"
but a "political/historical/philosophical test". May I repeat
what I have said other times, that is, it seems to me that our projects
are substancially different. What do you all thing about this?

Michael W. writes:
Right on, comrade. I am trying to find time to work out pertinent questions
about Paul's claim of empirical evidence for Ricardo's 93(?)% theory of value -
I'm afraid this is the latest of several promises of longer accounts of my views
on various topics; and that none of these is likely to be fulfilled in the very
near future.

Michael W.