Re: How the Dismal Science Got Its Name

Max More (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 13:06:20 -0800

At 11:45 AM 3/24/97 -0800, Robin wrote:
>Later socialists and Marxists painted themselves as pro-labor, vs. the
>economists being pro-capital, and so pro-socialist historians have
>ignored the the race and gender views of early socialists and
>economists, where the economists come out looking lots better by
>modern standards. This white-wash has been made easier by the fact
>that Marx himself came from the economic tradition, and so shared
>their views on race and gender.

Interesting information Robin. Marx, however, does seemed to have been
racist. He made numerous racist remarks about Jews when attacking other
socialists he felt rivalrous with including La Salle.


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute, Editor, Extropy,
(310) 398-0375