Marx on Automation

The following text is taken from pages 690-711 of the Vintage edition of Karl Marx’s Grundrisse, translated into English by Marin Nicolaus and published in 1973, to draw the attention of the interested reader in light of the recent mainstream foray into the topic of automation. The labour process. — Fixed capital. Means of labour. … More Marx on Automation

New Book: The Economic Thought of William Petty – Exploring the Colonialist Roots of Economics

By Hugh Goodcare. From Routledge: William Petty (1623-1687), long recognised as a founding father of English political economy, was actively involved in the military-colonial administration of Ireland following its invasion by Oliver Cromwell, and to the end of his days continued to devise schemes for securing England’s continued domination of that country. It was in … More New Book: The Economic Thought of William Petty – Exploring the Colonialist Roots of Economics

New Book: Reading Marx

By Slavoj Žižek, Frank Ruda, & Agon Hamza. From Polity Press: Marx’s critique of political economy is vital for understanding the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Yet the nature of its relevance and some of its key tenets remain poorly understood. This bold intervention brings together the work of leading Marx scholars Slavoj Žižek, Frank Ruda … More New Book: Reading Marx