Revitalizing Marxist Theory for Today's Capitalism (Research in Political Economy)

Revitalizing Marxist Theory for Today's Capitalism (Research in Political Economy)

Radhika Desai


As a number of alert mainstream and company economists rediscover the sure components of Marx's research of capitalism, the essays within the first a part of this quantity show that they've a long way to head. To their discredit, mainstream understandings no matter if of capitalism's development or of Western capitalism's interrelated long term stagnation and financialization are derailed accurately via political aversion to, or lack of understanding of, Marxist different types and analyses. The chapters within the moment half expand Marxist insights into assessing the price of the so-called info, or knowledge-based, commodities, and supply a Marxist critique of Lenin, the single international chief who past had deeply studied his personal country's economic system. The half additionally provides very important works in translation. the 1st, learn in Russian through Marx himself, increases critical questions on the relevance of Hegel within the realizing of Capital and gives its personal insightful research. the opposite, through a Marxist collective within the Nineteen Seventies demonstrates the centrality of politics and the category fight within the simplistically conceived fiscal devalorization of continuous capital. the ultimate half features a debate at the benefits of positivist Marxism sparked by means of an editorial in quantity 26 of this study sequence.

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