[OPE-L:4493] Re: Sraffa: a Marxist economist?

Gerald Lev (glevy@pratt.edu)
Sat, 22 Mar 1997 06:45:11 -0800 (PST)

[ show plain text ]


* _If_ we accept the proposition that Marx, who was "influenced" by
Ricardo, was a Ricardian, _then_ it is easier for us to accept the
correlary that later Ricardians (like Bortkiewicz, Dimitriev,
Sraffa), who were "influenced" by Marx, were "Marxists."

* If we reject the above proposition that Marx was a Ricardian, then it
is much harder for us to accept the correlary.

* Of course, there were many non-Marxists who were "influenced" by Marx.
Wasn't Leontief, a marginalist, also influenced by Marx? Would that
make him a Marxist as well? Weren't a lot of the institutionalists
"influenced" by Marx? Would that make them all Marxists as well?

In solidarity, Jerry