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Surplus Value (draft)

Another draft chapter for my book. All comments welcome. The most interesting part, I think, is the last section. Surplus Value Marx begins Capital with an analysis of the commodity form. He immediately tells us why: because the commodity is … Continue reading

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To Do in neW yoRk this weekend

Now that I am a New-Yorker I assume that everyone else lives here too. Here are some things you should check out this weekend: 1.Doug Lain Doug Lain’s Think the Impossible Book Tour at BlueStockings Bookstore Sunday September 15, 2013 … Continue reading

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Critique of Political Economy: C. Theories of the Medium of Circulation and Money – notes

C. Theories of the Medium of Circulation and MoneyAt the end of Chapter 1: Commodities we had “A:Notes on the History of the Theory of Value”. At the end of Chapter 2 part 1: The Measure of Value we had … Continue reading

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Critique of Political Economy Chapter 2 part 3 and 4- notes

3. Money In a text that is so obviously all about money it may seem funny to have the above section title here in the middle of the book. But up until now we have been considering money as a … Continue reading

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Alan Freeman: Investing in Civilization

  This is a lecture that Marxist economist Alana Freeman gave in China in 2012 on the topic of the Creative Industries. (It’s a practice talk Alan gave in his hotel the day before his actual presentation.) While the talk … Continue reading

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Read a book with me

I have moved to New York City. I am looking to either join or start a reading group. I want to read the Grundrisse (and perhaps some supplementary texts) with this group. I want to start as soon as possible. … Continue reading

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Critique of Political Economy. Chapter 2 part 2- notes

2. Medium of Circulation Interesting that Marx has discussed all of these properties of money as measure of value, unit of account and so on, without getting into circulation. Thus, in Marx’s system, money arises out of the nature of … Continue reading

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the UnMaking of Marx’s Capital

Back in April the Monthly Review posted a piece by Michael Heinrich about Marx’s theorization of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall. Here I have attached/linked a response co-authored by Andrew Kliman, Nick Potts, Alan Freeman, Alexy … Continue reading

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The Critique of Political Economy- Chapter 2 part 1 notes

the second installment of my notes on the book: Chapter 2: Money or Simple Circulation. Marx tells us that the confusion about money will disappear once we look at the evolution of money. Does he mean the historical evolution or … Continue reading

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Interview on Alpha2Omega

I recently had the privileged to appear on Tom O-Brien’s excellent podcast Alpha2Omega. We discuss, among other things,  the Occupy movement, Marx’s critique of labor-money. The interview can be heard below. Alpha2Omega is a really excellent podcast. Tom has really … Continue reading

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