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Your edits on socially necessary labour time are really sick, you're putting the cart (distribution) before the horse (production). Your expression and style are stilted and over high. You also eliminate any of the clear and concise explanations that people have added to articles.Fifelfoo 23:12, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)

If you think so, then correct the articles.


I like your renovation of Historical materialism good work!! -max rspct 7 July 2005 20:59 (UTC)


Sorry about that -- when I saw the dab entry, it was still a red link. I'm going to fix up Objective, just to fix a few minor style issues, but I'll leave your entry in this time :-) RoySmith 18:59, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

Social edits[edit]

We appreciate your contribution to the field of sociology related articles. Please register - it will ease both your editing (by giving you more tools) and ours, by allowing us (other editors) to easily communicate with you. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 13:59, 24 July 2005 (UTC)

Which prices in the transformation problem ?[edit]

I have noticed a new paragraph recently added to the article, which begins thus: "Some Marxian authors argue, in the tradition of Oskar Lange, that Marx's critics mistake the significance of his value theory, in good part because they operate with a "deformed" notion of prices, price formation, price aggregation, and the real use of prices." I would just like to point out that the prices relevant to the transfotmation problem, and dealt with in the article, are Marx's own prices of production, as defined and used by him in Capital's Volume III. This being so, the added bit on "deformed" prices in the transformation problem looks to me – with all due respect – as entirely nonsensical. Poor Lange cannot now defend himself, but that seems no excuse to libel him. I'll wait a few days, and if nobody provides some counter-argument I'll then delete the paragraph in question. --Mario 22:46, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

Which transformation in the prices problem?[edit]

As I wrote that, I should perhaps say that you are partly correct insofar as the transformation problem, narrowly conceived, centres only on the production prices. However I think it is a theoretical requirement of solving the problem to specify the relation of values and prices and why the distinction between them is relevant, rather than an unnecessary detour. To point up there is an issue there, I referred to the fact that the majority of assets in an economy have no actual market price sinve they are not being traded. I do not recall what Lange said about the transformation problem, but I do know he was critical of neo-classical price theory (having studied the experience of "administered prices" in a Soviet-type economy). Lange embodied a very healthy research programme I think insofar as he tried to synthesize the insights of classical political economy and neo-classical economics in an intelligent way. There is no "libel" involved here, merely a continued insistence about the inescapable reference to values beyond prices. I have no objection if you cut that bit out if it is irrelevant to your transformation problem, and I will try to write up another version of the transformation problem from a Marxian point of view when I get time (maybe less exciting insofar as it doesn't have beavers and deer in it, though maybe I could introduce pigs and parrots - I am a bit busy though with other work stuff right now). Meantime I can only suggest that, if interested, you have a read of chapter 7 Prof. Makoto Itoh's book The Basic Theory of Capitalism which I think succinctly sums up the story so far. --User:Jurriaan

Thanks. See my comments on your (too) long contribution on the article's talk page. If you want to discuss further the details with me, I siggest we use private e-mail, to avoid excessive cluttering of Wikipedia. See you, --Mario 11:06, 29 July 2005 (UTC)

Good econ contributions[edit]

Good stuff even though I don't agree with it. I added some links to heterodox economics which I hope are to your satisfaction. Why don't you make an account? --- Mike 16:28, 7 August 2005 (UTC)


Thanks. I have an account User:Jurriaan

Social progress[edit]

Your edits are impressive. Please, please, pretty please do consider registering - I'd love to be able to know that it is you doing the edits, so I don't have to do the checks for anon vandalism - the '' nick is a bit hard to remember. Take care, --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 20:20, 23 August 2005 (UTC)


Stupid question maybe, but am I not register? How do I register?