[OPE-L:5131] Re: Abstract prices or absurd, self-contra

Michael Williams (mwilliam@compuserve.com)
Tue, 27 May 1997 15:29:40 -0700 (PDT)

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Included Mr (or is that Dr, Professor?) Ajit Sinha's response to Aramos
were the following passages:

> If I say that elephants cannot fly, I don't think it is incumbent on me
> present any explanation for that. If you say that elephants can fly,
> is what you are insisting on, then any reasonable person would expect you
> present some reason for it. You have not done so. So I think there is a
> cut out for you Mr. Ramos.

> Well, this mumbo-jumbo is beyond my capability of understanding. The
> paragraph gives no indication why $1 must be equal to 1 hour of labor.
> the second paragraph suggests that there cannot be any such thing as the
> transformation problem.

> >From what I can tell by observation, I have not read any less
> dialectics included, than most of the people on this list, and
> the people who seem to be so arrogant about knowing Marx's philosophy.
> don't you tell us about Marx's philosophy Mr. Ramos, then we will see how
> much of beef you have got.

I find the tone of these passages (along with many others from the same pen
over the months) tediously aggressive. It would enhance my enjoyment of
participating in OPE-L if Sinha could keep his aggression in check, and
save his polemics for the issues rather than the persons expressing them.

Since I am expressing a personal preference about the form rather than the
content of discussion on the List, I do not wish to discuss it - life is
too short.

Dr Michael Williams
"Books are Weapons"

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