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Law of Value 8: Subject/Object

Law of Value 8: Subject/Object part 1: part 2: part 3: part 4: One of the more common objections raised to Marx’s theory of value, at least here in the theoretical void of cyberspace, is the objection posed by subjective … Continue reading

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further draft of subject-object

Perhaps it borders on narcissism to think that the world is interested in following the successive redrafting of the scripts to my videos. But I suppose there are worse things to clutter the internet with. I do always find feedback … Continue reading

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Law of Value 8: Subject/Object -draft

This is a draft of my script for the 8th video in my Law of Value series (see link to the right). All comments and criticisms are extremely welcome… that’s why I post these scripts before going into production. Subject/Object … Continue reading

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Marginal Futility- Reflections on Simon Clarke’s “Marx, Marginalism and Modern Sociology”

Reflections on Simon Clarke’s “Marx, Marginalism and Modern Sociology” I say “reflections” but this post is mostly a summary of parts of this great book by Simon Clarke. I read Clarke’s book “Marx’s Theory of Crisis” a year ago and … Continue reading

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DietSoap Interview on Harvey-Kliman-Wolff

Last week  I did another interview with Doug Lain of Diet Soap. We talked about three different Marxist crisis theorists: David Harvey, Andrew Kliman and Rick Wolff.    

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Bukharin on the Subjective/Objective Value debate

Thoughts on Bukharin’s “Economic Theory of the Leisure Class”, opening chapters… My preparations for “Law of Value 8: subject/object” which is to attempt to make sense of the debate over whether value is subjective or objective have led me to … Continue reading

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Subject/Object- thoughts

subject/object- preliminary thoughts. While I often post early drafts of scripts on the blog it is not often that I actually post something of this sort- a pre-draft exploration of a topic. I am doing so because I find the … Continue reading

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Law of Value 7: Production and Exchange

This is part 7 of a series on the law of value. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Production- Exchange script We get into trouble anytime we try to understand something in isolation. The true meaning of things exist not … Continue reading

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Kapital vol 3; Chapter 14. Counteracting Influences

Capital Vol. III Part III: The Law of the Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall Chapter 14. Counteracting Influences (This post is part of an ongoing project: a close reading of volume 3 of Kapital, one post per … Continue reading

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Law of Value 6: Socially Necessary Labor Time

We’ve probably all heard Marx’s famous description of the higher phase of communism: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” Marx didn’t actually come up with this phrase but he quotes it in one his rare commentaries on communism. Here an hour of one person’s work is equal to an hour of anyone else’s, creating a basis for real equality throughout society, regardless of the productive abilities (or privileges) of individuals. In the Critique of the Gotha Program Marx describes the lower phase of communism as a system in which, after an hour of labor, all workers receive a certificate entitling them to a certain amount of consumption goods in proportion to their working time, not their level of productivity. There is no SNLT, and no inequality, because everyone’s work has the same social power. Obviously this is not a robust plan for how a communist society should be run. But it gives us a glimpse into the sort of radical questions we should be asking ourselves when thinking about communism. Continue reading

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