This post continues the exchange between myself and Gary Mongiovi in the pages of Research in Political Economy, which started with my article entitled [‘Crisis and “law of motion” in economics: a critique of positivist Marxism’] (2010c) in RiPE issue 26. This post constitutes my response to Mongiovi’s critique.
It should be cited as “Alan Freeman (2011), Crisis, Marxism, and Economic Laws: A Response to Gary Mongiovi, in Paul Zarembka, Radhika Desai (ed.) Revitalizing Marxist Theory for Today’s Capitalism (Research in Political Economy, Volume 27), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.285-296″.
It responds to Gary Mongiovi’s article in the same issue (Mongiovi 2011) which, in turn, responded to my article ‘Crisis and “law of motion” in economics: a critique of positivist Marxism’ (Freeman 2010c) in RiPE issue 26, a pre-publication version of which can be found on REPEC at http://ideas.repec.org/p/pra/mprapa/48619.html.