Re: [OPE-L] "The Evolution of Political Economy"

From: B.R.Bapuji (brbapuji@YAHOO.COM)
Date: Sun Mar 04 2007 - 23:37:20 EST

Let me share another piece of information connected with the theme evolution of political economy.
  A.V. Anikin, a professor of Economics in the former Soviet Union wrote a book titled 'A Science in its youth'. I do not know the Russian title(which appeared in 1976). A Telugu translation of the book was brought out in 1983. It traces the evolution of political economy beginning from Aristotle and ends with Robert Owen. But at every point, the author takes Marx as reference point.
  Nearly after twenty five years, Ranganayakamma is editing that Telugu version and planning to bring out it under the banner 'Pragathi Prachuranalu', meaning 'Progress Publications', with the monetary contributions of her reader-friends who are interested in disseminating Marxist literature amoung the Telugu reading public.
  The Telugu title of the book is 'artha saastra kramaparinaamam', meaning ;'evolution of (political)economics'.

glevy@PRATT.EDU wrote:
  by Jonathan Nitzan and Shimshon Bichler. Only available in Hebrew at the
present time. For those of you (including myself) who can't read Hebrew,
you can read some of their "latest" articles in English at

In solidarity, Jerry

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Subject: New Item: "The Evolution of Political Economy" (in Hebrew)
From: "Jonathan Nitzan"
Date: Sun, March 4, 2007 11:25 am

For those who may read Hebrew:

Bichler, Shimshon and Jonathan Nitzan. 2007. "The Evolution of Political
Economy" (תולדות הכלכלה הפוליטית). Hebrew. Jerusalem
and Toronto.
February. pp. 1-32.

Capital was central to new political order of the wealth of nations. It
was the most important invention of the bourgeoisie. In order to
legitimize this new order, capital had to be embedded in a new
scientific doctrine. That is how political economy – the new science of
society and forefather of the modern social sciences – came into being.



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