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 acknowledged … More New Book: World in Crisis – Marxist Perspectives on Crash & Crisis
By Michael D. Yates. From Monthly Review Press: One of the horrors of the capitalist system is that slave labor, which was central to the formation and growth of capitalism itself, is still fully able to coexist alongside wage labor. But, as Karl Marx pointed out, it is the fact of being paid for one’s … More New book: Can the Working Class Change the World?
By Scott Ferguson, Titled Declarations of Dependence: Money, Aesthetics, and the Politics of Care (University of Nebraska Press, July 2018) my recent book develops the insights of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) for critical theory and aesthetics. While the modern Liberal imagination treats money as a finite, private and decentralized exchange instrument that seems incapable of … More The Shape of Law
Originally posted on Michael Roberts Blog:
The 50th anniversary conference of the Union of Radical Political Economy (URPE) finished last weekend. URPE has played an important role in developing and enhancing alternative economic theory and analysis to the dominant mainstream theories in modern economics. It has survived despite the long reaction in economics during the…
The full Union for Radical Political Economics 50th anniversary conference program can be found here: http://urpe50th.org/program-1/
Volume 50 Issue 3, September 2018 Introduction Introduction to the Special Issue of the Past, Present, and Future of Radical Economics: URPE at Fifty Marlene Kim First Published September 4, 2018; pp. 453–456 Abstract | | | Articles How URPE Helped This “Tenured Radical” Thrive in a Non-radical Economics Department Michael Meeropol First Published September … More RRPE: The Past, Present, & Future of Radical Economics – URPE at 50
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