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Report card on Sraffa at 100

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Sraffa is lauded for (a) his magnificent editing of Ricardo's writings and (b) his 1960 classic on Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities. Regretted is the shortfall from his unlimited potential to his sparse bibliography of publications and oral lecturing, and his diffidence as an editor to interpret and criticize his classical heroes. Admired by Keynes and Wittgenstein and friend to the Marxist Antonio Gramsci, Piero was a much loved character. Because of, and not in spite of, the fact that he early lacked sympathy for the general equilibrium methodology and the mixed-economy ideology that dominated twentieth century mainstream economics, Sraffa was able to uniquely add value to the corpus of economic science.

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  • Paul Samuelson, 1998. "Report card on Sraffa at 100," The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 5(3), pages 458-467.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:eujhet:v:5:y:1998:i:3:p:458-467 DOI: 10.1080/10427719800000047
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