Download E-books Our Common Wealth: The Hidden Economy That Makes Everything Else Work PDF

By Jonathan Rowe

Why we'd like the Commons

A large a part of our economic system is invisible, worthwhile, and less than siege. this can be “the commons,” a time period that denotes every thing we percentage. a few components of the commons are presents of nature: the air and oceans, the net of species, desolate tract, and watersheds. Others are the fabricated from human creativity and undertaking: sidewalks and public areas, the web, our languages, cultures, and applied sciences. Jonathan Rowe illuminates the size and cost of the commons, its symbiotic courting with the remainder of our financial system, its value to our own and planetary health, and the way it really is threatened by means of privatization and forget. He unifies many probably disparate struggles—against pollutants, over the top improvement, company advertising to childrens, and more—with the strength of this robust proposal. And he demands new associations that create a sturdy stability among the commons and the profit-seeking facet of our economy.

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Download E-books The Political Economy of Stalinism: Evidence from the Soviet Secret Archives PDF

By Paul R. Gregory

This e-book makes use of the previously mystery Soviet country and Communist get together records to explain the production and operations of the Soviet administrative command approach. It concludes that the method failed no longer as a result of the 'jockey'(i.e. Stalin and later leaders) yet a result of 'horse' (the monetary system). even supposing Stalin was once the system's leading architect, the procedure used to be controlled via hundreds of thousands of 'Stalins' in a nested dictatorship. The middle values of the Bolshevik social gathering dictated the alternative of the executive command procedure, and the procedure dictated the political victory of a Stalin-like determine. This examine pinpoints the explanations for the failure of the method - bad making plans, unreliable offers, the preferential therapy of indigenous organisations, the shortcoming of information of planners, and so on. - but additionally specializes in the fundamental principal-agent clash among planners and manufacturers, which created a sixty-year reform stalemate.

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Download E-books The American Road to Capitalism: Studies in Class-Structure, Economic Development and Political Conflict, 1620-1877 (Historical Materialism Book Series, Volume 28) PDF

By Charles Post

Ellen Meiksins wooden (Foreword)

Unable to investigate the dynamics of particular varieties of social labour within the antebellum united states, so much historians of the united states Civil conflict have overlooked its deep social roots. to seek out those roots, publish applies the theoretical insights from the transition debates to the old literature at the U.S. to provide a brand new research of the origins of yankee capitalism.


Short indexed for the 2011 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize

"Charles Post's new publication, the yank street to Capitalism, is bound to turn into a reference element for debates between historians and Marxists concerning the transformation of the English colonies into the absolutely built capitalist usa. [...] it may be largely learn, liked for its insights and rigor, and in addition debated."
—Ashley Smith, overseas Socialist Review

"This is a considerate, realized, stimulating, hard and altogether worthwhile quantity. It reprints a sequence of reflections via the Marxist sociologist Charles submit on quite a few facets of the increase and evolution of capitalism in North the USA among the colonial period and the past due nineteenth century. The e-book is anchored in a wide-ranging learn of (and it duly credit) the paintings of generations of historians."
—Bruce Levine, writer of accomplice Emancipation: Southern Plans to unfastened and Arm Slaves in the course of the Civil War

"Explaining the foundation and early improvement of yank capitalism is a very tough job. it truly is in many ways much more tricky than in different circumstances to strike the perfect historic stability, taking pictures the systemic imperatives of capitalism, and explaining how they emerged, whereas doing justice to ancient particularities… To confront those historic complexities calls for either a command of ancient element and a transparent theoretical seize of capitalism’s systemic imperatives, a mixture that's all too infrequent. Charles publish succeeds in outstanding that tough stability, which makes his booklet an enormous contribution to actually ancient scholarship."
—Ellen Meiksins-Wood, York collage, writer of The Origins of Capitalism: a protracted View.

"In the yank highway to Capitalism, Charles publish deals an excellent reinterpretation of the origins and diverging paths of financial evolution within the American north and south. the 1st systematic ancient materialist account people improvement from the colonial interval during the civil warfare in a long time, it's certain to be got as a landmark contribution."
—Robert P. Brenner, collage of California-Los Angeles, writer of Agrarian type constitution and financial improvement in Early smooth Europe and retailers and Revolution: advertisement switch, Political clash, and London's in a foreign country investors, 1550-1653.

"Charles put up has written a very good e-book at the origins of yank capitalism within the antebellum North, on plantation slavery within the previous South and at the cataclysmic clash among them. His interpretation is daring and debatable; it is going to must be thought of through all students within the field."
—John Ashworth, collage of Nottingham, writer of Slavery, Capitalism and the Antebellum Republic.

"This is the main unique and provocative materialist interpretation of the origins and dynamics folks capitalism for a very long time. submit combines amazing command of the ancient assets with a pointy analytical realizing, now not least of the centrality of agrarian inquiries to the improvement of capitalism."
—Henry Bernstein, collage of London, tuition of Oriental and African experiences and China Agricultural college, Beijing, emeritus editor magazine of Agrarian Change.

"Over the previous 3 a long time, Charles put up has been constructing an unique and robust interpretation of the yankee street to capitalism. This quantity brings jointly his most crucial essays in what's bound to be a landmark quantity. submit brilliantly analyzes the structural foundation of monetary improvement in either the North and the South, culminating in a strong interpretation of the social foundation of the Civil warfare. The booklet is among the most sensible examples of ancient sociology that i've got noticeable in recent times, without problems melding idea and old learn. this can be engaged scholarship of the top order."
—Vivek Chibber, big apple college, writer of Locked In position: kingdom development and overdue Industrialization in India

“Charlie Post's the yank street to Capitalism is a magisterial textual content that merits a detailed interpreting, specifically through students trying to make experience of twentieth century capitalism within the United States.
—Jordy Cummings, The magazine of Socialist reports

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Download E-books Die Deutsche Ideologie: Artikel, Druckvorlagen, Entwürfe, Reinschriftenfragmente und Notizen zu I. Feuerbach und II. Sankt Bruno (Marx-Engels Jahrbuch, 2003) PDF

By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Joseph Weydemeyer

pdf: raster, ocr/fully searchable, e-book pagination.

Der erste Band des neuen Jahrbuches eröffnet mit der Vorabpublikation einer Gruppe von Textzeugen des MEGA-Bandes I/5: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Moses Heß: Die deutsche Ideologie. Manuskripte und Drucke (November 1845 bis Juni 1846).
Die hier vorliegende version trägt bei der textual content- und Variantendarbietung der in jüngerer Zeit gewonnenen Erkenntnis Rechnung, daß es weder im Frühjahr noch im Herbst 1845 den Plan eines zweibändigen Werkes „Die deutsche Ideologie“ gab. Vielmehr begannen Marx und Engels die Kritik der nachhegelschen Philosophie mit einem Artikel gegen Bruno Bauer, dessen Entwurf aus den überlieferten Originalhandschriften teilweise rekonstruiert werden kann.

Die Textzeugen dokumentieren die Auseinandersetzung von Marx und Engels mit Bruno Bauer: sie lassen eine neue Wertung der Feuerbachschen Philosophie erkennen, und es entstehen Betrachtungen zu idealistischer und materialistischer Geschichtsauffassung, eingebettet in die zeitgenössische Diskussion der Hegelschen Linken über ihren Standort in der nachhegelschen Philosophie.

Erstmals werden hier die Entwürfe, Notizen und Reinschriften-Fragmente, die in den bisherigen Editionen mit Hypothesen und Interpretationen der Herausgeber zu einem Kapitel „I. Feuerbach“ konstituiert und in verschiedenen Fassungen ediert worden sind, als selbständige Textzeugen in chronologischer Folge dargeboten und so ediert, wie sie von den Autoren hinterlassen worden sind. Dieser Grundsatz gilt auch für die Textdarbietung; u. a. werden mit dem Zwei-Spaltendruck alle Texte in der rechten Spalte, die von Marx und Engels nicht in die Grundschicht der linken Spalte eingeordnet worden sind, außerhalb dieser Grundschicht ediert.

In diese Gruppe von Textzeugen wird auch erstmals ein neu datiertes, zweiseitiges Manuskript eingefügt, das bisher nur im Anhang publiziert worden ist.

Neu aufgenommen werden ein anonym erschienener, Marx zugeschriebener Artikel aus dem Gesellschaftsspiegel, sowie der Artikel von Joseph Weydemeyer „Bruno Bauer und sein Apologet“ aus dem Westphälischen Dampfboot, den dieser unter Mitarbeit von Marx in Brüssel verfaßt hat.

Den edierten Texten liegen die Originalhandschriften zugrunde, die sich im Internationalen Institut für Sozialgeschichte in Amsterdam befinden. Die Texte wurden neu entziffert und bearbeitet. Dies trifft auch für die Darbietung der innerhandschriftlichen Textentwicklung im Variantenverzeichnis zu.

Die Vorabpublikation entstand bei der Bearbeitung der MEGA-Bände I/4 bis I/6 durch die deutsch-französische MEGA-Arbeitsgruppe in Trier und Aix-en-Provence.

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Download E-books Marxist Theories of Imperialism: A Critical Survey PDF

By Anthony Brewer

The final 2 hundred years have noticeable a big elevate within the dimension of the area economic climate and both huge inequalities of wealth and tool among assorted components of the area. they've got additionally witnessed the increase to dominance of the capitalist mode of construction. Marxists, from Marx himself via to give day thinkers, have argued that those alterations are profoundly interconnected. This e-book deals a different account of Marxist theories of Imperialism. it's been totally up-to-date and extended to hide all of the advancements on the grounds that its preliminary book and should be crucial studying for any scholar of Marxism.

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Download E-books The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx PDF

By Alex Callinicos

Few thinkers were declared beside the point and old-fashioned with such frequency as Karl Marx. hardly ever a decade on account that his demise has passed by during which institution critics haven't introduced the loss of life of his concept. complete forests were felled to provide the paper essential to gasoline this attempt to marginalize the coauthor of The Communist Manifesto.

And but, regardless of their most sensible efforts to bury him repeatedly, Marx’s specter maintains to hang-out his detractors greater than a century after his passing. As one other overseas fiscal cave in pushes ever turning out to be numbers out of labor, and a renewed wave of well known rebel sweeps around the globe, a brand new new release is studying to disregard the entire taboos and scorn piled upon Marx’s principles and rediscovering that the issues he addressed in his time are remarkably just like these of our own.

In this attractive and available creation, Alex Callinicos demonstrates that Marx’s principles carry a permanent relevance for today’s activists battling opposed to poverty, inequality, oppression, environmental destruction, and the various different injustices of the capitalist system.

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Download E-books Development and Globalization: A Marxian Class Analysis (Economics as Social Theory) PDF

By David F Ruccio

Since the mid-1980s, David F. Ruccio has been constructing a brand new framework of Marxian category research and using it to numerous concerns in socialist making plans, 3rd global improvement, and capitalist globalization. the purpose of this assortment is to teach, via a sequence of concrete examples, how Marxian classification research can be utilized to problem latest modes of proposal and to provide new insights in regards to the difficulties of capitalist improvement and the chances of imagining and growing noncapitalist economies.

The ebook contains fifteen essays, plus an introductory bankruptcy situating the author’s paintings in a bigger highbrow and political context. the themes lined diversity from making plans conception to the position of the country within the Nicaraguan Revolution, from radical theories of underdevelopment to the 3rd international debt obstacle, and from a severe engagement with rules thought to modern discussions of globalization and imperialism.

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Download E-books Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition PDF

By Milton Friedman

Selected through the Times Literary Supplement as one of many "hundred so much influential books because the war"

How will we enjoy the promise of presidency whereas warding off the chance it poses to person freedom? during this vintage e-book, Milton Friedman offers the definitive assertion of his immensely influential monetary philosophy—one within which aggressive capitalism serves as either a tool for reaching monetary freedom and an important situation for political freedom. the result's an obtainable textual content that has offered good over part 1000000 copies in English, has been translated into eighteen languages, and exhibits each signal of changing into an increasing number of influential as time is going on.

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Download E-books The Philosophy Of Marx (Radical Thinkers) PDF

By Etienne Balibar

In The Philosophy of Marx, Etienne Balibar presents an accessible introduction to Marx and his key fans, whole with pedagogical details for the coed to take advantage of challenging areas of conception effortless to appreciate. interpreting the entire key areas of Marx’s writings of their wider ancient and theoretical context—including the recommendations of sophistication fight, ideology, humanism, development, determinism, commodity fetishism, and the state—The Philosophy of Marx is a gateway into the idea of 1 of history’s nice minds.

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Download E-books Stalin's Economist: The Economic Contributions of Jenö Varga PDF

This publication analyses the contribution of Eugen (Jenő) Varga (1879-1964) on Marxist-Leninist fiscal idea in addition to the impact he exercised on Stalin’s overseas coverage and during the Comintern at the foreign communist circulation. in the course of the Hungarian Councils’ Republic of 1919 Varga was once a kind of mainly accountable for remodeling the economic system into one mammoth business and agrarian enterprise lower than nation authority. After the autumn of the progressive regime that yr, Varga joined the Hungarian Communist celebration, quickly and then, he may turn into one of many Comintern’s best economists, predicting the inevitable situation of the capitalist process.

Varga grew to become the Soviet Union’s professional propagandist. As an fiscal professional he may propose the Soviet executive on German reparation funds and, not like Stalin, believed that the capitalist country will be capable of plan post-war monetary restoration, which contradicted Stalin’s international coverage process and ended in his shame. therefore via the start of the chilly struggle in 1947, Varga used to be discredited, yet allowed to maintain a minor educational place. After Stalin’s loss of life in 1953 he reappeared as a well-respected economist whose political impression had still waned.

In this learn Mommen unearths how Stalin’s view on overseas capitalism and inter-imperialist rivalries was once profoundly inspired through debates within the Comintern and by way of Varga’s idea of the final difficulty of capitalism. although Stalin liked Varga’s cleverness, he by no means depended on him whilst making his strategic overseas coverage judgements. This was once truly validated in August 1939 with Stalin’s pact with Hitler, and in 1947, together with his refusal to take part in Marshall’s ecu restoration Plan.

This ebook could be of curiosity to a wide selection of scholars and researchers, together with these targeting the historical past of financial inspiration, Soviet experiences, diplomacy, and eu and chilly battle history.

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