Jerry, what you say in OPE-L 4848 is wrong. "[T]he pairing of TSS to a "Copernican revolution" was suggested by Alan F and Andrew K themselves in both the title and content of the announcement for their talk." There is no pairing. The announcement doesn't even mention the TSSI. "Who was it that asserted that TSS represents a Copernican revolution in Marxian value theory? It was not I -- rather, this was Alan's and Andrew's assertion in the announcement for the talk itself." No, it was not. Please read the announcement again. Jerry's "confusion" stems from his -- and others' -- indiscriminate use of the term "TSS" to refer to things other than the temporal single-system interpretation of Marx's value theory. (I wish that would stop, but I know it won't, because certain things are at stake.) He thereby confuses theory and interpretation. This way of using the term "TSS" doesn't make sense, not even grammatically, as is clear when one spells out "temporal single-system" in what Jerry wrote: "(I wrote the following and paused before deciding to send. I in no way intend the following to be an assault on [temporal single-system] or any individual on the list." "If one wants to claim that [temporal single-system] really does represent a Copernicun revolution in Marxian value theory then one must demonstrate that one has developed a revolutionary advance *beyond* what Marx wrote." "The rest of the sentence is assertive and we could all think of many examples where Marxists outside of [temporal single-system] have not employed the "general equilibrium paradigm of orthodox economics"." "I guess one could claim that there are certain "foundational principles" (my expression, JL) of [temporal single-system] that all writers from that perspective have in common." "Some from [temporal single-system] have advanced some perspectives on today's global economy, to be sure." "Rather, the pairing of [temporal single-system] to a "Copernican revolution" was suggested by Alan F and Andrew K themselves in both the title and content of the announcement for their talk. One, therefore, must conclude that for them (Alan and Andrew) it is not merely a "side aspect" for what they are claiming re the significance of [temporal single-system]." "Who was it that asserted that [temporal single-system] represents a Copernican revolution in Marxian value theory?" "In any event, what do you think about the claim that [temporal single-system] allows for a better understanding of the contemporary global economy?"
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