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
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.
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
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
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