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Marxian economics

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Published by Basil Blackwell in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marxian economics.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMeghnad Desai.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB97.5 .D43 1979b, HB97.5 D435 1979
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 265 p. :
    Number of Pages265
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19371411M
    ISBN 100631190708, 0631190805

    This book is required reading for anyone concerned about a fundamental transformation of the ailing capitalist economy! Here he started his lifelong collaboration with fellow economist Stephen Resnickwho arrived in after being denied tenure at Yale for signing an anti-war petition. Wolff continues to teach graduate seminars and undergraduate courses and direct dissertation research in economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and, most recently, in the graduate program in international affairs GPIA at The New School. Marxist historiography suffered in the Soviet Unionas the government requested overdetermined historical writing. Marxian economics is a school of economic thought tracing its foundations to the critique of classical political economy first expounded upon by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

    Wolff retired in but remains professor emeritus and that year joined The New School as a visiting professor. Marxist criticism views literary works as reflections of the social institutions from which they originate. Nearly everything Marx wrote was viewed through the lens of the common laborer. See respectively E.

    Hence consciousness alone is by far not enough. Kosambi are considered the founding fathers of Marxist historiography. This theory posits that society at any given point in time is ordered by the type of technology used in the process of production. Wright Mills ed. This indicates and basically states that production causes men to behave like machines, implying that labour is completely alienated from the labouring subject as well as it is alienated from its object. The chief tenets of Marxist historiography are the centrality of social class and economic constraints in determining historical outcomes.


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Marxian economics book

He believed all countries should become capitalist and develop that productive capacity, and then workers would naturally revolt into communism. Google Scholar 5. Economic Change to Social Transformation Dr. Wolff states that his European background influenced his world view: "[E]verything you expect about how the world works probably will be changed in your life, that unexpected things happen, often tragic things happen, and being flexible, being aware of a whole range of different things that happen in the world, is not just a good idea as a thinking person, but it's crucial to your survival.

It is thrown back at animal level while at the same time the capital class gains wealth. Baran died prematurely from a heart attack in and Wolff transferred to Yale Universitywhere he received an MA in economics inMA in history inand a PhD in economics in The young Marx had been relatively ignored until recently, because his early works were considered more "philosophical" and by some as not "scientific" enough, that is, "economic" as in Das Kapital.

This part of capital is continually being transformed from a constant into a variable magnitude.

Marxian Economics and the Great Depression

Understanding Marxian Economics Much of Marxian economics is drawn from Karl Marx's seminal work "Das Kapital," his magnum opus first published in Marxism and Marxian economics have also had a very significant impact upon the literature of economic history in this century; and, though my personal sympathies do not generally lie in this direction, I feel that my duty as an educator is to discuss and make available all points of view in the economic history literature, including the Marxist points of view.

This conversion will directly result in an immense increase in productivity of labour, a reduction of working hours, and the replacement of the remnants, the ruins of small-scale, primitive, disunited production by collective and improved labour".

Without defining ideology[26] Marx used the term to describe the production of images of social reality. In the latter year industrial production in both Germany and the US was no less than 47 per cent below its level for the other capitalist powers the collapse was less complete, but nevertheless severe.

Step by step, Professor Wolff shows that deep economic structures—the relationship of wages to profits, of workers to boards of directors, and of debts to income—account for the crisis.

His mother was a German citizen. It does not represent the value of a certain or several goods; instead, the value of those goods is represented by a certain amount of money. However, Marxist humanists regard this book as one of the most important texts by Marx and crucial for understanding his entire thought, and Marxians also refer to it.

Wolff, which is produced by Democracy at Work. This theory stated that the value of a produced economic good can be measured objectively by the average number of labor-hours required to produce it. Google Scholar 8.

Ironically, Marx was eloquent in describing the exploitation of the working class while personally failing to maintain a job for a significant period of time. In large part, this was due to the fact that The German Ideologyin which Marx and Engels developed this philosophy, did not find a publisher for almost one hundred years.

Thus, there is a moral and anthropological consideration of any economic system. Certain concepts of Marxian economics, especially those related to capital accumulation and the business cyclesuch as creative destructionhave been fitted for use in capitalist systems.

Personal Life After living in Prussia, Marx lived in France for some time, and that is where he met his lifelong friend Friedrich Engels.

Hirschfeld, Google Scholar 10a. It must mean, Marx concluded, that capitalists were underpaying or overworking, and thereby exploiting, laborers to drive down the cost of production.

In particular, I do not accept the fundamental principles underlying the labour theory of value.Marx actively pressed for its implementation, arguing that the working class should carry out organised revolutionary action to topple capitalism and bring about socio-economic emancipation.

Marx has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history, and Alma mater: University of Bonn, University of.

Marxian economics focuses on the criticisms of capitalism brought forth by Karl Marx in his book, Das Kapital. Marxist Economics Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

After outlining recent work on the "second slump," the integration of rational-choice theory into Marxism, and the political economy of socialism, the book concludes with a review and evaluation of Marxian theory over the whole period since Marx's death.

Praise for the first volume: "Howard and King have done an excellent job. Nov 15,  · The Routledge Handbook of Marxian Economics is an invaluable resource for students, researchers and policy makers seeking guidance in this field.

It is designed to serve both as a reference work and as a supplementary text for classroom use, with applications for courses in economics, sociology, political science, management, anthropology, development studies, 4/4(1).

Our pre vious and far less ambitious version of this book, Economics: Marxian versus Neoclassical was well-received and quite widely used in colleges and universities since its publication in That success fl owed, we believe.