[OPE-L] Cutler, et al. critique of Sraffa?

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@BERKELEY.EDU)
Date: Sat Jun 03 2006 - 10:28:49 EDT

Does anyone know whether there is a reply to the critique
of Sraffa in Cutler, et al Marx's Capital and Capitalism today?
Which one of the co-authors wrote that critique?
If Athar Hussain was the economist among them, is it a good guess
that he wrote it?  The critique points to irrealism of
simultaneism, absence of money, abstraction from differential turnover rhythms,
the dissolution of firms in the depiction of production processes (though
no mention of the irrealism of the assumption of the wage as an identical
subsistence basket of use values).
The point seems to be that whatever it is, the formalism cannot
serve as a theory of price formation in real capitalist conditions
at any level of abstraction.
Given how thorough going the critique is, I am surprised that it
was not recovered along with
the critiques by Pilling, Yaffe, Harrison et al
and others.
I know of no reply to it.
Yours, Rakesh

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