[OPE-L:3957] Re: Critiquing exploitation

Gil Skillman (gskillman@wesleyan.edu)
Fri, 10 Jan 1997 06:46:36 -0800 (PST)

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Hi, Steve. I'd have the grad student start with Roemer's article "Should
Marxists be interested in exploitation?", printed as Ch. 13 in the Cambridge
U Press volume ANALYTICAL MARXISM. He can go from there to Roemer's book, A
GENERAL THEORY OF EXPLOITATION AND CLASS, if he wants to see the technical
details. Gil
>I have a graduate student who is writing a paper that includes a section
>where he argues why exploitation (capitalist) is bad. He was curious, and
>I couldn't help him much, whether there have been relatively recent (say,
>post WWII) sophisticated articles written by economists who have taken on
>the Marxian theory of unpaid labor. In other words, he's looking for the
>strongest case neoclassicals or others have made against Marxist theories
>of exploitation, as a normative or organizing concept.
>Can anyone help him and myself out with references and/or arguments? Or
>have neoclassicals basically ignored Marxist arguments after JB Clark?
>Steve C.
>Stephen Cullenberg office: (909) 787-5037, ext. 1573
>Department of Economics fax: (909) 787-5685
>University of California Stephen.Cullenberg@ucr.edu
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