21st-century Marx

By Terrell Carver, The 21st century has already welcomed back Karl Marx (1818-1883), rather on the assumption that he had faded away and has now returned to haunt us. After the financial crashes of 2008, his leonine face appeared on international news magazine covers, feature articles in quality broadsheets, TV documentaries and blogposts. The questions … More 21st-century Marx

The Productive Base as the Ground of Society and History: Marx’s Base-Superstructure Theory

By John McMurtry, “One basis for life and another basis for science is an a-priori lie” –Karl Marx, Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, 1845. Base-Superstructure Theory (BST) is Marx’s guiding general theory, but is long misunderstood.  Deeply embedded in a monumental corpus of system-challenging analysis, it has become lost in secondary interpretations with partial takes and … More The Productive Base as the Ground of Society and History: Marx’s Base-Superstructure Theory

New Book: Finance Capital Today – Corporations and Banks in the Lasting Global Slump

by François Chesnais. From Haymarket Books: Across the world, economic recovery, growth and investment are – at best – slow. At the same time, shares, derivatives and other financial instruments are traded in vast quantities with unprecedented rapidity. In accounting for this divergence between the apparent fortunes of the underlying ‘real’ economy and the world … More New Book: Finance Capital Today – Corporations and Banks in the Lasting Global Slump

CT&T: 150 years of Capital

150 years of Capital, Edited by Mike Grimshaw and Cindy Zeiher Cindy Zeiher, Mike Grimshaw, Introduction – Rethinking Marx’s Capital, Vol 1 Michael Heinrich, 150 Years of Capital-with No End in Sight. Unsystematic Remarks on a Never-ending Story Silvia Federici, Notes on Gender in Marx’s Capital Moishe Postone, The Current Crisis and the Anachronism of … More CT&T: 150 years of Capital

New Book: Marx’s Theory of the Genesis of Money – How, Why, and Through What is a Commodity Money?

By Samezō Kuruma. Translated and edited by Michael Schauerte. From Brill: In this volume, Marx’s Theory of the Genesis of Money. How, Why, and Through What is a Commodity Money?, the first of the author’s works to be translated into English, Samezō Kuruma examines the different angles from which Marx analyses the commodity and money … More New Book: Marx’s Theory of the Genesis of Money – How, Why, and Through What is a Commodity Money?