Category: Political Economy

The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers, Seventh Edition

By Robert L. Heilbroner

The bestselling vintage that examines the background of financial concept from Adam Smith to Karl Marx—“all the commercial lore such a lot common readers conceivably may possibly need to know, served up with a flourish” (The ny Times).

The Worldly Philosophers not just allows us to work out extra deeply into our heritage yet is helping us higher comprehend our personal instances. during this 7th variation, Robert L. Heilbroner offers a brand new subject that connects thinkers as assorted as Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The subject is the typical concentration in their hugely different ideas—namely, the hunt to appreciate how a capitalist society works. it's a concentration by no means extra wanted than during this age of complicated fiscal headlines.

In a daring new concluding bankruptcy entitled “The finish of the Worldly Philosophy?” Heilbroner reminds us that the notice “end” refers to either the aim and bounds of economics. This bankruptcy conveys a priority that today’s more and more “scientific” economics might put out of your mind primary social and political matters which are crucial to economics. therefore, in contrast to its predecessors, this re-creation presents not only an critical illumination of our earlier yet a decision to motion for our destiny.

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Dispatches for the New York Tribune: Selected Journalism of Karl Marx

In 1849 Karl Marx moved to London, the place he could stay established for a lot of his existence trying to set up the revolution of the operating type there. within the early 1850s Marx and his kin lived in severe poverty, mostly they depended on the help of Friedrich Engels, whose father used to be a prosperous German cotton producer. for you to supply a few source of revenue Marx all started writing for 6 assorted newspapers worldwide. The predominance of this journalism will be as a eu correspondent for the "New York day-by-day Tribune." in the beginning Marx's writing will require using a translator besides the fact that after time he might develop into educated adequate to have written the articles in English himself. His articles span the gamut of overseas affairs. Revolutions in China and Europe, British politics and society, economics and finance, India and imperialism, and the USA and slavery are all issues which are mentioned inside of this remarkable number of Karl Marx's contributions to the "New York Tribune." This notable selection of overseas correspondence from the most very important monetary philosophers of all time not just serves as an attractive ancient rfile yet may still offer further perception into the scholarship of Karl Marx's writings.

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Reclaiming Marx's 'Capital': A Refutation of the Myth of Inconsistency (The Raya Dunayevskaya Series in Marxism and Humanism)

By Andrew Kliman

This booklet seeks to reclaim Capital from the parable of inner inconsistency, a fantasy that serves to justify the censorship of Marx's critique of political economic climate and present-day learn dependent upon it. Andrew Kliman indicates that the alleged inconsistencies are literally brought on by misinterpretation. through enhancing the traditional interpretation of Marx's worth idea in uncomplicated methods, the new "temporal single-system interpretation" gets rid of the entire alleged inconsistencies. Written specially for the non-specialist reader, in a transparent, obtainable type and with the naked minimal of arithmetic, Reclaiming Marx's "Capital" introduces readers to Marx's price conception and contrasting interpretations of it, the historical past of the inner inconsistency controversy, and interpretive criteria and strategies. Kliman then surveys Marx's falling-rate-of-profit idea, the connection of costs to values (the "transformation problem"), Marx's exploitation idea of revenue, and different themes. The e-book ends with a dialogue of why the parable of inconsistency persists, and a decision to set the checklist directly.

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Karl Marx's Das Kapital: A modern-day interpretation of a true classic (Infinite Success Series)

By Steve Shipside

Karl Marx's Das Kapital was once first released in German in 1876 and is taken into account crucial contribution of Marx to the area of political economic system. In it Marx offers a serious research of capitalism and its useful monetary program and in addition a critique of alternative comparable theories. this present day it's certainly one of the main influential books ever written. the following, Marx's textual content is interpreted for the modern day global of industrial and economics. Steve Shipside's interpretation isn't really an alternative choice to the unique; its objective is just to demonstrate the undying nature of Marx's insights by means of bringing them to lifestyles via 21st century examples.

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Latin America's Turbulent Transitions: The Future of Twenty-First Century Socialism

By Roger Burbach, Federico Fuentes

Over the previous few years, anything outstanding has happened in Latin the United States. For the 1st time because the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua within the Eighties, humans in the zone have became towards radical left governments – particularly in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador. Why has this profound shift taken position and the way does this new, so-called "Twenty-First Century Socialism" really present itself? What are we to make of the customarily fraught dating among the social events and governments in those nations and do, in reality, the latter even qualify as "socialist" in reality?

These are the daring and significant questions that Latin America's Turbulent Transition explores, because the authors provocatively argue that even if U.S. hegemony within the area is at the wane, the socialist venture can be declining. Going past basic "two-left" conceptions, the e-book finds the genuine underpinnings of this robust, transformative and but additionally complex and contradictory process.

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Crisis in the Eurozone

First, there has been the credits crunch, and governments all over the world stepped in to bail out the banks. The sequel to that debacle is the sovereign debt challenge, which has hit the eurozone challenging. The hour has come to pay the piper, and usual electorate throughout Europe are turning out to be to gain that socialism for the rich capacity punching a number of new holes of their already-tightened belts.

Building on his paintings as a number one member of the popular study on funds and Finance crew, Costas Lapavitsas argues that eu austerity is counterproductive. Cutbacks in public spending will suggest an extended, deeper recession, irritate the weight of debt, additional imperil banks, and should quickly spell the top of financial union itself.

Crisis within the Eurozone charts a wary course among political economic climate and radical economics to envisage a restructuring reliant at the forces of equipped labour and civil society. The clear-headed rationalism on the center of this publication conveys a debatable message, unwelcome in lots of quarters yet quickly to be echoed around the continent: impoverished states need to hand over the euro and minimize their losses or worse difficulty will occur.

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Kautilya's Arthashastra

The Arthashastra is an old Indian treatise on statecraft, monetary coverage and armed forces technique, written in Sanskrit. Kautilya is credited to be the writer of the Hindu textual content, and he's sometimes called Vishnugupta and Chanakya. Kautilya was once a pupil at Takshashila, the instructor and parent of Emperor Chandragupta Maurya, founding father of the Mauryan Empire Composed, elevated and redacted among 2d century BCE and third century CE the Arthashastra was once influential until eventually the twelfth century, while it disappeared. It was once rediscovered in 1904 via R. Shamasastry, who released it in 1909

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Confronting Capital: Critique and Engagement in Anthropology

This quantity is an exploration of the ways that political economic system as a style of study strikes anthropology towards an important, politically engaged type of scholarship. It advances the knowledge of the struggles of standard humans within the face of capitalist switch. within the present financial second while such adjustments are tumultuous and the instabilities of capitalism are starkly printed, this booklet responds to the pressing want for theoretical and methodological methods for knowing the forces that form our modern global. via ethnographic investigations of the quotidian, and during the thematic of politics, heritage and livelihoods, which distinguish Marxist political economic climate within the box of anthropology, the authors right here exhibit the expanding complexity of daily lives. utilizing examples derived from fieldwork performed throughout different geographical destinations, the authors pay specific recognition to old stipulations shaping the peoples’ existence trajectories. In so doing the authors interact seriously, and with differing emphases, with political economic system and Marxism as a method of inquiry. This booklet illustrates the effective rigidity among observations rising from the sector and theoretical debates that's generated through anthropological ethnography.

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Capital as Power: A Study of Order and Creorder (RIPE Series in Global Political Economy)

By Jonathan Nitzan

Conventional theories of capitalism are mired in a deep difficulty: after centuries of discussion, they're nonetheless not able to inform us what capital is. Liberals and Marxists either ponder capital as an ‘economic’ entity that they count number in common devices of ‘utils’ or ‘abstract labour’, respectively. yet those devices are completely fictitious. not anyone has ever been capable of notice or degree them, and for a great cause: they don’t exist. when you consider that liberalism and Marxism rely on those non-existing devices, their theories cling in suspension. they can't clarify the method that issues such a lot – the buildup of capital.

This e-book bargains an intensive substitute. based on the authors, capital isn't a slim monetary entity, yet a symbolic quantification of energy. It has little to do with application or summary labour, and it extends a long way past machines and construction strains. Capital, the authors declare, represents the geared up strength of dominant capital teams to reshape – or creorder – their society.

Written in basic language, available to put readers and specialists alike, the e-book develops a unique political economic system. It takes the reader during the background, assumptions and barriers of mainstream economics and its linked theories of politics. It examines the evolution of Marxist pondering on accumulation and the country. And it articulates an cutting edge thought of ‘capital as strength’ and a brand new background of the ‘capitalist mode of power’.

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