New Book: Marx’s Dream – From Capitalism to Communism

By Tom Rockmore. From University of Chicago Press: Two centuries after his birth, Karl Marx is read almost solely through the lens of Marxism, his works examined for how they fit into the doctrine that was developed from them after his death. With Marx’s Dream, Tom Rockmore offers a much-needed alternative view, distinguishing rigorously between … More New Book: Marx’s Dream – From Capitalism to Communism

New Book: Class and Property in Marx’s Economic Thought – Exploring the Basis for Capitalism

By Jørgen Sandemose. From Routledge: This book presents the capitalist system as a function of the interaction of the three basic classes in the capitalist social formation. Through this, it shows how the corresponding conflicts and clashes of interests between those classes – industrial capitalists, wage labourers and landed proprietors – are unavoidable for understanding … More New Book: Class and Property in Marx’s Economic Thought – Exploring the Basis for Capitalism

New Book: Inequality, Boom, and Bust – From Billionaire Capitalism to Equality and Full Employment

By Howard J. & Paul D. Sherman, From Routledge: There is enormous inequality between the income and wealth of the richest 1 percent and all other Americans. While the top 1 percent own 42 percent of all wealth in America, the lower half on the income ladder has only 2 percent of all of the … More New Book: Inequality, Boom, and Bust – From Billionaire Capitalism to Equality and Full Employment

Minqi Li – China’s political economy and the future of North-South relations

Minqi Li, Professor of Economics at University of Utah, speaks about the political economy of China and the future of global capitalism: – How can the Chinese development model be characterized? – Although economic growth has slowed down, is China still in the position to boost the world economy? – Which are the internal contradictions … More Minqi Li – China’s political economy and the future of North-South relations