[OPE-L:3732] RE: Hairsplitting

andrew kliman (Andrew_Kliman@msn.com)
Fri, 29 Nov 1996 16:43:32 -0800 (PST)

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In ope-l 3729, I wrote:

"... if total price is (un)equal to total value, then total profit is
(un)equal to total surplus-value, and
vice-versa. The satisfaction of one equality without the other is meaningless
and irrational. No one has been able to explain it successfully. Anwar
Shaikh tried, but Hans Erhbar and Marx Glick showed that he had failed to do

John has asked me for the reference, and in case others are also interested in
it, it is

M. Glick and H. Ehrbar, "The Transformation Problem: An Obituary,"
_Australian Economic Papers_, December 1987. See pp. 309-312 for the stuff on
this issue. The reprint I have doesn't give a volume or issue number.

Andrew Kliman