Re: [OPE-L] Michio Morishima, 1923-2004

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Sat Mar 26 2005 - 15:45:48 EST

At 1:45 PM -0600 3/24/05, Alejandro Valle Baeza wrote:
>Jerry, Morishima was one of the few academic economist (Non Marxist)
>who considered Marx seriously, even he did not understand Marx
>originality. On the contrary, he tried to understand Marx under
>neoclassical light.
>Con muchos saludos
>Alejandro Valle

Isn't this list something like 90% academic economists! No wonder
this list has talked a lot about fitting Marx into a static,
money-less system of unknowns and equations (as if Sraffa represented
the recovery of the Marxist research program rather than Grossmann,
Pashukanis and the early Lukacs) and scarcity (as Gil did for years
in terms of capital in his chapter five critique). I think it's been
said (by Ollman?) that the professional deformation of economists
leaves them the least prepared of all to understand Marx's


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