Posts in category: Political Economy
By Ellen Meiksins Wood
By Bruce A. Ackerman
Needs to we surrender ourselves to a becoming chasm among wealthy and negative? Bruce Ackerman and Anne Alstott suggest an leading edge substitute during this thought-provoking ebook: an 80 thousand buck furnish for each qualifying younger grownup. The authors research this plan from many views and argue that the sort of citizen's stake could open how to a society that's extra democratic, effective, and unfastened. "A severe, shrewdpermanent publication, which additionally features as a cogent critique of the inequality of chance that has develop into a given in smooth America."-New Yorker "A monstrous New notion so daring in its simplicity, so natural in its claims to justice, . . . that the single surprise is that it truly is guaranteed to get a listening to because the struggle to mend Social safety heats up this year."-Matthew Miller, big apple instances journal "The new century wishes political and social innovation much more than it wishes company innovation. The authors have performed good what intellectuals are intended, yet are seldom daring adequate, to do-innovate principles approximately vital social issues."-Jack Beatty, Atlantic per thirty days "A substantial concept like this is often major since it can reframe the general public debate. it might probably swap the present assumptions. finally, it could possibly switch the process the nation."-Robert Reich, Former Secretary of work, Washington publish
By Tony Smith
Half one in all this e-book examines the social-state, neoliberal, catalytic-state, and democratic-cosmopolitan types of globalisation. every one unavoidably has a tendency to operate in a way contradicting crucial claims made by means of its top advocates. This “immanent contradiction” offers a theoretical warrant for relocating to a brand new place, addressing the shortcomings of the former framework. the 1st 3 chapters of half are dedicated to a Marxian version of capitalist globalisation, within which the irresolvable contradictions and social antagonisms of the capitalist worldwide order are explicitly regarded. the ultimate bankruptcy is dedicated to a Marxian version of socialist globalisation, within which these contradictions and antagonisms are triumph over, bringing the systematic dialectic of globalisation to a detailed.
By Rosa Luxemburg
Rosa Luxemburg’s theoretical masterpiece
Rosa Luxemburg (1871–1919) is greatly considered as some of the most artistic writers of recent socialism and the key girl theoretician of ecu radicalism. Her wide-ranging and incisive works, which come with experiences on capitalism’s inherent force for worldwide enlargement, the relation among spontaneity and association, and the inseparability of democracy and socialism, have made her a pole of charm for theorists and activists all over the world. Her fiercely autonomous mind and uncompromising safety of human liberty speaks extra powerfully to our period than to any other.
This quantity encompasses a new English translation of Luxemburg’s most crucial e-book, The Accumulation of Capital (1913) in addition to her reaction to its critics. Taken jointly, they represent probably the most very important Marxist reports of the globalization of capital.
By Henry Heller
In the sunshine of the deepening obstacle of capitalism and persisted non-Western capitalist accumulation, Henry Heller re-examines the debates surrounding the transition from feudalism to capitalism in Europe and elsewhere.
Focusing on arguments concerning the foundation, nature and sustainability of capitalism, Heller bargains a brand new interpreting of the historic proof and a severe interrogation of the transition debate. He advances the concept capitalism has to be understood as a political in addition to an fiscal entity. This booklet breathes new existence into the scholarship, taking factor with the excessively economistic procedure of Robert Brenner, which has received expanding help during the last ten years. It concludes that the way forward for capitalism is extra threatened than ever before.
The new insights during this booklet make it crucial interpreting for engaged scholars and students of political economic system and history.
an immediate problem to traditional financial pondering, Debt or Democracy bargains a bracing new research of our fiscal obstacle and provides cogent, radical possible choices to create a extra simply and sustainable fiscal future.
By Milton Friedman
How will we enjoy the promise of presidency whereas heading off the danger it poses to person freedom? during this vintage booklet, Milton Friedman presents the definitive assertion of his immensely influential financial philosophy—one within which aggressive capitalism serves as either a tool for reaching financial freedom and an important situation for political freedom. the result's an available textual content that has offered good over part 1000000 copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and indicates each signal of turning into an increasing number of influential as time is going on.
By Robert Paul Wolff
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Karl Marx’s nice paintings, Capital, has intrigued and questioned readers for greater than a century via its mystifyingly complicated arguments and dramatic literary elaborations. during this ebook, Robert Paul Wolff dispels a lot of the secret surrounding Capital via offering a literary-philosophical research of the textual content and of Marx’s intentions. Writing in a full of life, satirical, occasionally comical variety that echoes Marx’s personal use of language, Wolff indicates that Marx used to be on the exact same time and within the exact same texts an excellent theoretical economist and a powerfully imaginitive author and that he intentionally cast an ironic voice in Capital for you to higher converse his theoretical arguments.
The Arthashastra is an old Indian treatise on statecraft, financial coverage and army 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 used to be a pupil at Takshashila, the trainer and dad or mum of Emperor Chandragupta Maurya, founding father of the Mauryan Empire Composed, improved and redacted among 2d century BCE and third century CE the Arthashastra used to be influential till the twelfth century, while it disappeared. It used to be rediscovered in 1904 via R. Shamasastry, who released it in 1909
By Alex Callinicos
In Imperialism and international Political Economy Alex Callinicos intervenes in a single of the most political and highbrow debates of the day. the worldwide regulations of the
Callinicos explores those questions during this wide-ranging e-book. within the first half, he severely assesses the classical theories of imperialism constructed within the period of the 1st global struggle by means of Marxists akin to Lenin, Luxemburg, and Bukharin and through the Liberal economist J.A. Hobson. He then outlines a thought of the connection among capitalism as an economy and the foreign country approach, carving out a particular place in comparison to different modern theorists of empire and imperialism akin to Antonio Negri, David Harvey, Giovanni Arrighi, and Ellen wooden.
within the moment 1/2 Imperialism and international Political Economy Callinicos strains the historical past of capitalist imperialism from the Dutch East India corporation to the categorical styles of financial and geopolitical pageant within the modern period of yank decline and chinese language enlargement. Imperialism, he concludes, is much from lifeless.