Nuts and berries

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Mon Dec 14 07:59:20 PST 1998

Rakesh Bhandari wrote:

>As you surely know--being an economics professor--the formation of this
>question over how to calculate the increase of exchange value led Marx to
>reorganize the structure of *Capital*. Today there are a set of Marxists
>who have undertaken conceptual and empirical work--Fred Moseley, Anwar
>Shaikh and Ahmet Tonak, Paul Cockshott and Allin Cotrill, Alan Freeman,
>Guglielmo Carchedi and the contributors to Quantitative Marxism, ed. Dunn.
>I am only now beginning to understand the importance of their efforts.
>Cutting through the price data to value magnitudes is tedious, though not
>Platonic, work.

And what does it all tell you, Rakesh? What do you gain from all that tedious work? Those are sincere, not rhetorical, questions.


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