[OPE-L:4423] Re: Sraffa: a Marxist economist?

andrew klima (Andrew_Kliman@msn.com)
Tue, 18 Mar 1997 06:47:15 -0800 (PST)

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I think Ajit was right on this one. A Sraffian friend of mine has convinced
me that Sraffa's aim was to show that Marx's value theory --- as Sraffa
interpreted it --- was right, but that he was trying to do so in a way that
mainstream economists could understand.

That makes Sraffa a Marxist economist in my book.

BTW, I also think that folks like Steedman and Ajit are (or, in Steedman's
case, maybe "were"?) Marxist economists. (I'm not trying to drive a wedge
between them and Sraffa.) They are also critics of Marx.

It's dialectical, see?

Andrew Kliman