RE: [OPE] Rober Brenner and empiricism

Date: Sun May 18 2008 - 09:53:02 EDT

His long article on The Economics of Global Turbulence in New Left Review 
229 where he totally ignores the existence of imperialism and financial 
capital. His later book simply includes some aspects of imperialist reality 
but as an empirical factual addition. He could hardly exclude it given the 
criticisms of the New Left Review Article. I suppose you could say his low 
profit rates had a Smithian explanation underlying his position - similar 
to Glyn and Sutcliffe but without the additional effect of rising wages 
squeezing profits. But the world has moved on since then.

David  Yaffe

At 12:31 18/05/2008 +0100, you wrote:
> > the lower profit rates empiricism of Brenner.
>Hi David Y:
>What is your basis for the claim that Brenner is an empiricist?
>It is true that - as a historian - he pays careful attention to
>historical and statistical trends, but that hardly makes his method
>In solidarity, Jerry
>ope mailing list

ope mailing list

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Sat May 31 2008 - 00:00:04 EDT