Marxian Economics

This course provides a working foundation in the core concepts of Marxian economic theory – necessary and surplus labor, labor power, surplus value, exploitation, capital accumulation, distributions of the surplus, capitalist crises, and the differences between capitalist and other class structures. In addition, these core concepts will be systematically used to understand current social problems (including political and cultural as well as economic problems).

超越经济决定论马克思主义 木 "Marxism and Overdetermination"

提 要 关 键词 本文 主要 就两种马 克思 主义 理论 —— 传统马克思 主义与 超越经济 决定论 马克思 主义—— 在 历史上及在 当前反对资本主义的斗争中的主要 理论与政 治后 果进行对 比。本文支 持的 超越经济决定论马克思主义继马克思之后 ,再次将消灭 阶级剥 肖0(从生产 剩余价值 的劳动 力的角度出发)提上左派社会变革议程 。同是 以消灭剥 削为 目标 ,传统马克 思主义 致力于 消灭生产资料私有制并赋权于工人 ;而 超越经济 决定论马克思主义却通过对剩余价值 的生 产与分配进行重组来实现这一目标。本文将解释二者 同归却殊途的原 因。本文试 图说 明 , 为了实现一种 新的阶级民主 ,超越经济 决定论 马克思 主义缘何有 利于 重建社 会 ,以及 以何 种 途 径 实 现 这 一 目 标 。 马克思主义 超越经济决定论 剥削 资本主义 阶级 中图分 类号 lB17 译 者信 息 I女,1986年生,浙江大学思想政治理论教学科研部博士研究生,310028。 即使 已过 去 了那 么 多 年 ,如今 还 存 在 着 许 多对 马 克思 和 马 克思 主义 的理 论 阐 释 ,甚 至 新 的解释 还 在 不 断 涌现 ,这 多少 让 人 有 些 惊 喜 。

Ekonomik Kriz, Radikal Demokrasiyi Gündemleştiriyor!*

“İş’te Demokrasi” (Democracy at Work) kitabınızda ekonomik demokra- sinin günümüzdeki temellerini kuruyorsunuz. İşyerinde çalışanların daha  fazla artı değere el koyması ya da bu yönde talebi olması bu anlamda ne ka- dar önemlidir? Bu durum kapitalizmin tahkimi sonucunu doğurmaz mı?  Daha da önemlisi bu durum orta sınıfın kapitalizme daha fazla dahil edil- mesine yol açmaz mı?

Enterprise Structure Is Key to the Shape of a Post-Capitalist Future

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Richard Wolff talks about "The Shape of a Post-Capitalist Future," his entry in the new anthology Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA, and his conviction that making the transition from capitalism to socialism requires a deliberate critique of capitalist workplace organization.

Leslie Thatcher for Truthout: What motivated you to choose (of all things!) "corporate structure" in your search for a "powerful, attractive and credible vision of socialism?"

Janet Yellen and I were taught to revere capitalism. But it's a failing system

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(A banner reading 'Capitalism isn't working' at an Occupy protest. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Οι καπιταλιστές εκμεταλλεύτηκαν στο έπακρο τις ευκαιρίες της κρίσης


Richard Wolff on Capitalism and Socialism: An Interview with C. J. Polychroniou

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Greek version of article available in the Non-English section of

Welcome to Econ...A Q&A with Richard Wolff

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Economic Update: Small vs. Big Business

Update on fast-food CEO pay, lost output from Great Recession, US healthcare overcharging explained, Treasury Secretary Paulson explains his deference to bankers, and the 1% US poorest. Major discussions on differences and conflicts between big and small businesses in capitalism and how Marxian economics differs from Neoclassical and Keynesian economics.

Organized Labor's Decline in the US Is Well-Known. But What Drove It?

This article originally appeared at The Guardian.

Organized labor's decline in the US over the past half century is well-known; what drove that decline, less so. The New Deal's enemies – big business, Republicans, conservatives – had developed a coordinated strategy by the late 1940s. They would break up the coalition of organized labor, socialist and communist parties: the mass base that had forced through the 1930s New Deal. Then each coalition member could be individually destroyed.

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