New Book: Marx’s Capital – An Unfinishable Project?

Edited by Gerald Hubmann & Marcel van der Linden. From Haymarket Books: For almost 150 years, scholars have been debating how to interpret Marx’s seminal work Capital while they had access to just some of Marx’s economic manuscripts. This changed in 2013 with the publication of all the known economic writings of Marx and Engels … More New Book: Marx’s Capital – An Unfinishable Project?

Global Commodity Chains and the New Imperialism

By Intan Suwandi, R. Jamil Jonna and John Bellamy Foster (originally posted at Monthly Review), Twenty-first-century capitalist production can no longer be understood as a mere aggregation of national economies, to be analyzed simply in terms of the gross national products (GDPs) of the separate economies and the trade and capital exchanges occurring between them. … More Global Commodity Chains and the New Imperialism

The Real History of Imperialism: A Comment by James Parisot on Recent Debates

By James Parisot, The continuing debate over contemporary imperialism triggered by John Smith’s criticisms of David Harvey has been wide ranging and brought forth many important questions for 21st century global capitalism. The discussion was primarily centered around insights from Smith’s book Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century regarding questions of economic exploitation between those countries … More The Real History of Imperialism: A Comment by James Parisot on Recent Debates

New Book: World in Crisis – Marxist Perspectives on Crash & Crisis

Edited by Guglielmo Carchedi and Michael Roberts. From Haymarket Books: The most comprehensive empirically based defense of Marx’s law of profitability as the cause of Capitalist crises. Most mainstream economists view capitalism’s periodic breakdowns as nothing more than temporary aberrations from an otherwise unbroken path toward prosperity. For Marxists, this fundamental flaw has long been … More New Book: World in Crisis – Marxist Perspectives on Crash & Crisis

RIP, Samir Amin (1931-2018)

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that the pioneering political economist Samir Amin has passed. May he Rest In Power. From a Marxist perspective, Samir Amin was highly influential in contributing to the trenchant literature on imperialism, dependency theory/world-systems analysis & monopoly capital, and for coining the term Eurocentrism. Below is a … More RIP, Samir Amin (1931-2018)

New Book: Value, Competition and Exploitation – Marx’s Legacy Revisited

By Jonathan F. Cogliano, Peter Flaschel, Reiner Franke, Nils Fröhlich, and Roberto Veneziani. From Edward Elgar: This book provides a comprehensive and rigorous, yet accessible, analysis of classical and Marxian price and value theory using the tools of contemporary economic analysis. The broad conceptual framework and methodology of Marx and the classical authors offers interesting … More New Book: Value, Competition and Exploitation – Marx’s Legacy Revisited

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