[OPE-L:6628] [OPE-L:89] Re: Re: the list

Leda Maria Paulani (paulani@usp.br)
Mon, 31 Aug 1998 12:28:05 -0300 (EST)

Dear all

First, I'm glad that Jerry is OK now, despite the boat.

Second, I agree with Alfredo. There are, in fact, many interesting things
to discuss around the consistency of Marx system. But, certainly, the
movements and the evolution of capitalism nowadays is enough exciting (and
unfortunately frightening) to stimulate us to think of all this using
marxian approach. But in my view one thing doesn't exclude the other. I
understood the message of Alfredo as a call for this.

Leda Paulani

On Fri, 28 Aug 1998 Asfilho@aol.com wrote:

> Dear all,
> First, to Jerry - sorry about the boat! The shipwreck was really dramatic, and
> I am glad you are OK. And congratulations on your continuing recovery!
> Second, the list. I think that the list has helped us to advance a lot on the
> analysis of fundamental Marxian concepts, especially value. We talked a lot
> about them, moved on, then returned to them, and I think that most of us have
> already said what we had to say. I think that we should congratulate the
> active participants for their contribution, admit that differences of opinion
> will continue to exist, and move on.
> I can think of two important lines of debate which need a Marxian
> intervention, the 'globalisation' of trade and finance, and the growing
> international financial crisis. These are very topical issues, which are
> particularly difficult to discuss because they cannot be solved by recourse to
> quotations from Marx. However, they are immensely important to everyone. The
> debate on the list may even stimulate members to publish papers that challenge
> the conventional views, which would be a wonderful contribution of the list to
> the on-going polemics.
> Of course, this proposal does not imply that I have a clear understanding of
> what is going on, and I am certainly not volunteering to 'lead' the debate.
> But I'm sure that I'd profit from it immensely. What do people think?
> Alfredo.