Do ‘excessive’ wage rises lead to rising inflation and thus drive economies into a wage-price spiral? Back in 1865, at the International Working Men’s Association, Marx debated with IWMA Council member Thomas Weston. Weston, a leader of the carpenter’s union, argued that asking for increased wages was futile because all that would happen would be […]The wage price spiral refuted
IN THE MARKETS WE TRUSST. A Brief Review of the UK Government’s U-turn in the face of the BOE’s intransigence.
the-hunt-for-truss-1Download The delusional Truss became the most short-lived Prime Minister in British history. Boris Johnson is trying to regain the Premiership. In the article I posed the question whether the populist wing of the Tory Party had been crushed or not? The answer is it has. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that Johnson will prevail […]IN THE MARKETS WE TRUSST. A Brief Review of the UK Government’s U-turn in the face of the BOE’s intransigence.
The wealth of nations
Marx’s first sentence in Capital Volume One is: “The wealth of those societies in which the capitalist mode of production prevails, presents itself as an “immense accumulation of commodities”, its unit being a single commodity.” (Moore and Aveling translation). So, from the beginning, Marx makes a distinction between wealth in societies and how it appears […]The wealth of nations
The three contradictions of the Long Depression
One of my basic theses about modern capitalism is that since 2008, the major capitalist economies have been in what I call a Long Depression. In my book of 2016 of the same name, I distinguish between what economists call recessions or slumps in production, investment and employment; and depressions. Under the capitalist mode of […]The three contradictions of the Long Depression
Dos soluciones al problema de la transformación de valores a precios de producción
Alejandro Valle Baeza En 2021, Jesús Rojo organizó una presentación de dos soluciones al llamado problema de la transformación de valores a precios de producción formulado por Marx en el tomo III de El capital. Hay dos clases de soluciones al problema de la transformación: las que critican la teoría del valor marxiana: por contradictoria […]Dos soluciones al problema de la transformación de valores a precios de producción