[OPE-L:2183] Re: value-form theories

From: Gerald Levy (glevy@PRATT.EDU)
Date: Mon Jan 17 2000 - 10:14:34 EST

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Re Riccardo's [OPE-L:2174]:

> My personal opinion about VFT is that it rightly stressed the dimension of
> 'form' in Marx, but that it has lost the 'substance', and there is no
> substance without the form, and viceversa, at least according to Marx. Hic
> Rhodus, hic salta. As a consequence, VFT in my opinion has no quantitative
> 'theory', simply a quantitative 'accounting' (just as Sraffa, who
> definitely is not a value form theorist).

Isn't this basically the same criticism as that made by Carchedi & de Haan
in _Capital & Class_ (57; Autumn 1995) in Section 6 of their article,
"Value as a Metaphor?" (pp. 100-102)? Yet, as I recall, didn't
you challenge Mino on just this point on OPE-L (in November or December,
'95; I don't recall the post #) in which you said that you didn't think
that this section of their article was "fair" to VFT?

In solidarity, Jerry

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