[OPE-L:4440] Re: Sraffa: a Marxist economist?

Paul Zarembk (zarembka@acsu.buffalo.edu)
Wed, 19 Mar 1997 05:25:52 -0800 (PST)

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The greatest Marxist economist of all time was...

and Lenin's "Development of Capitalism in Russia" is ahead of
Sraffa's "Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities"
In fact, it would be great to see more Marxist "empirical" work.

Well, enough, of "greatness"


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On Wed, 19 Mar 1997, Ajit Sinha wrote:

> At 04:52 AM 3/18/97 -0800, Jerry Levy wrote:
> >(3) So I think that the claim that Sraffa was the "greatest Marxist
> >economist of the twentieth century without any doubt" is, at best,
> >hyperbole.
> ___________________
> Not at all! I should have used, of all time, instead of just 20th century.
> Take a look at my paper entitled 'A Critique of Capital vol. one: The Value
> Controversy Revisited' in RESEARCH IN POLITICAL ECONOMY VO. 15. You will see
> how far reaching and significant Sraffa's contribution is to an
> understanding Marx's economic theory. Cheers, ajit sinha