From: Jerry Levy (Gerald_A_Levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Mon Apr 09 2007 - 09:56:49 EDT
> Well actually Kliman completely "murdered" the original short wiki entry I > wrote (except for the references, though he took out some). Not only that, > he also hacked through the entry for David Laibman the musician, as > distinct from David Laibman the economist, Hi Jurriaan: Wow. I looked through the revisions, but didn't see any editing by Kliman for David the musician. The way Kliman tells it, it makes it sound as if David's most important contribution to political economy was his engagement with the TSSI. I guess this reflects Kliman's world view concerning the "Copernican" advance in thought that the TSSI allegedly represents: thus David is portrayed as a sort of Newtonian (or flat-earther) with a guitar. Some of his noteworthy changes to the entry for the TSSI include: o references to "censorship" and "suppression"; o his claim about what "in recent years, even critics of Marx, and/or the TSSI, have come to accept ... either explicitly or implicitly" and what is "no longer seriously challenged"; o his repeatedly plugging (and quoting once from) his own book in the body of the entry! o a section on "TSSI Refutations" [will he edit the entries on Okishio and von Bortkiewicz next?] o his lauding of the "online scholarly journal" _Critique of Political Economy_ even though there hasn't been a single issue! > and rewrote part of the entry on Marxian economics to fit with TSSI > doctrine... Yes, he's also edited the transformation problem entry. I can't say that I find any of his recent actions to be surprising, though. In solidarity, Jerry PS: Maybe he'll start a wikipedia biography for me: it might begin (this was an actual quote from his homepage): "I call him the Levite because, just as the Levites were servants of the priests in the Temple in Jerusalem, Gerald ('The Levite') Levy serves as the water boy / attack dog for the 'Marxist Economists'". I think this is quite an accomplishment - being both a 'water boy' _and_ an 'attack dog'! Surely, such a talent deserves recognition!
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