Tag Archives: Capital

Poseur Exposure

16 Nov 2013: The Marx-Engels Reader (“Circular Letter to Bebel, Liebknecht, Bracke, and Others,” 1879, Marx) It’s rare to see something nowadays that so forcefully denounces compromise, gradualism and political correctness from a radical thinker when present-day figures like Noam … Continue reading

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Capital Conclusions

8 Nov 2013: Capital (Appendix: Results of the Immediate Process of Production, 1867, Karl Marx) This is a bulky and somewhat protean “chapter” (more like a bonus feature, really, it seems) that recapitulates and restresses many points already made in … Continue reading

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Red-Blooded Americanism

20 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 33, “The Modern Theory of Colonization,” 1867, Karl Marx) Up to now I don’t think I’ve read anything as economically clear yet as theoretically aligned with the American dream as this final chapter of Volume … Continue reading

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The Force of History

20 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 32, “The Historical Tendency of Capitalist Accumulation,” 1867, Karl Marx) The recapitulation of the dialectic at work in economic development. Marx begins the chapter basically piling praise upon the capital engine for pushing productivity to … Continue reading

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Measure of a Man of Industry

20 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 31, “The Genesis of the Industrial Capitalist,” 1867, Karl Marx) Surely, the reader of Marx expects by this point in the text, industrious mettle and ingenuity along with a moral commitment to fair dealing and … Continue reading

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Consolidated Agribusinesses, Incorporated

20 Oct 2013: Capital (Ch. 30, “Impact of the Agricultural Revolution on Industry. The Creation of a Home Market for Industrial Capital,” 1867, Karl Marx) Another brief and somewhat reiterative chapter, emphasizing the awareness that newer large farms or manufactures … Continue reading

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In Parliament’s Majestic Equality

18 Oct 2013 [BART strikes & AC Transit bus queues – good for reading]: Capital (Ch. 28, “Bloody Legislation against the Expropriated since the End of the Fifteenth Century. The Forcing Down of Wages by Act of Parliament,” 1867, Karl … Continue reading

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