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Marx and the Sunday Times

Some readers of the George Schwartz column in the Sunday Times of September 15th will have been surprised to see a headline “But Marx didn’t say so” and still more surprised at the opening paragraph:

    “The process of enlightenment goes on apace, and at such a pace that one is apt to be bedazzled. I say this somewhat ruefully because an article in the current number of the Economica on “Marxian Value Reconsidered” almost persuades me to become a Marxian.”

Schwartz quoted extensively from the article in question to show, among other things, that Marx never believed capitalism would collapse through breakdown in a crisis; on the contrary, as Marx himself put it: “There are no permanent crises,” and that Marx did not accept a theory of general over-production.

Marx's Attitude to War: Was he Right or Wrong?

Summer School 2014 - 'War'
Fircroft College, Birmingham

Recorded: 
Friday, 20 June 2014

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An Economist on Marx

HISTORIC MATERIALISM AND THE ECONOMICS OF MARX, by Benedicto Croce. Geo. Allen & Unwin, Ltd. 5s. nett.

One of the advantages of being a University Professor, or a Lecturer at a College, is that one may write arrant nonsense and pass it off for great wisdom on the uncritical reader.

The net result of the various essays forming the above volume is to leave the student with the conviction that the elder Weller's statement can still be applied with force when he asked whether "it was worth while going through so much to learn so little." Words, words, words, my masters, but little of real ideas or thoughts represented by these words and still less of any real criticism of Marx's works.

Marx and Economics

Dayschool - 'Marx: A Vision for Today'

Date: 
Saturday, 17 September 2011
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