On Thu, 31 May 2001, Rakesh Narpat Bhandari wrote: > I think they have effectively derailed what was supposed to be the > point of this list--to extend Marx's unfinished project into a > theory of the world market, the state, central bank policy, etc. > As Steve said, the point of his interventions has been to handicap > the Marxian theoretical project. I'm not quite sure who the "they" above is supposed to denote, though from the context it seems to refer to Steve Keen, Gil Skillman and others who are not actually self-described Marxists. This seems a tendentious if not fantastical claim. I'm afraid that, most of the time, the "core" self-described Marxists on the list are much more inclined to debate the interpretation of Marx's writings and logical/philosophical issues relating to the consistency or otherwise of Marx's theories, than to go forth and extend/apply Marxism to issues such as the state and central banking. There have been threads on such topics, but they tend to peter out, while the hardy perennials are the transformation problem, VFT vs LTV, TSS (which seems to be almost exclusively concerned with Marx-interpretation) and similar. We can't blame Steve and Gil for this. Allin Cottrell.
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