Marxist economics

Marxist economics

Marxist economics is the study of the laws of motion of capitalist society. Why does capitalism perpetually go into crisis? Why does mass unemployment exist? Are commodity production, the domination of the market, and rich and poor natural, immutable states of being for humanity? Or are they merely the products of this specific mode of production - capitalism? If so, is there any way capitalism can exist without these problems, or by minimising them?

Marxist economics is a “holistic” way of analysing capitalist economy. It starts out by placing it in its real historical context (rather than dreaming up abstract idealisations of capitalism to justify it, as bourgeois economics does), studying all its interconnections and contradictions, rather than artificially isolating one aspect of it. In doing so, Marxist economics lays bare the functioning of capitalism; the exploitation and injustice inherent within it. Those who want to get to the essence of why, in the 21st Century, despite having a more advanced understanding of the world than ever before, humanity seems plunged into perpetual crisis it cannot get to grips with, should look no further than Marxist economics, beginning with the writings of Marx himself.

Title Created Date Author
[Video] From barter to Bitcoin: what is money? 07 December 2018 Adam Booth
[Video] Marxist economics and the crisis of capitalism 24 August 2018 Rob Sewell
Capitalism’s economic singularities 12 June 2017 Adam Booth
What is money? - part four 28 October 2016 Adam Booth
What is money? - part three 19 October 2016 Adam Booth
What is money? - part two 10 October 2016 Adam Booth
What is money? - part one 21 September 2016 Adam Booth
[Video] The Origins of Marxist Economics 02 August 2016 Ben Gliniecki
[Video] Keynesianism and the Post War Boom 03 June 2016 James Kilby
[Video] Crisis and Capital: Why Marx was right 17 December 2015 Adam Booth
[Book] The Classics of Marxism: Volume Two 10 December 2015 (Various authors)
[Video] What is Money? 21 October 2015 Adam Booth
[Book] What is Marxism? 16 July 2015 (Various authors)
The puzzle of productive and unproductive labour 17 July 2014 Rob Sewell
Why does Capitalism go into crisis? 04 April 2014 Nelson Wan
Why Keynesianism is unable to solve today's crisis 14 January 2014 Luca Lombardi
In Defence of Marx's Labour Theory of Value 13 January 2014 Rob Sewell
Technology, innovation, growth, and capitalism 04 September 2013 Adam Booth
The Capitalist Crisis and the Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall 18 December 2012 Rob Sewell
Marx, Keynes, Hayek and the Crisis of Capitalism 07 December 2012 Adam Booth
Marx, Keynes, Hayek and the Crisis of Capitalism - Part two 03 December 2012 Adam Booth
Marx, Keynes, Hayek and the Crisis of Capitalism - Part one 29 November 2012 Adam Booth
What Causes Capitalist Crises: Under-Consumption or Overproduction? 30 August 2012 Rob Sewell
[Audio] Rob Sewell on the origins of Marxist economics 16 April 2012 Rob Sewell
[Audio] Marxism and Keynesianism 22 March 2012 Adam Booth
Marx vs Keynes: Where Does Economic Growth Come From? 10 November 2011 Adam Booth
How capitalism developed in Taiwan and South Korea – any parallels with China today? Part Two 19 September 2011 Luca Lombardi
How capitalism developed in Taiwan and South Korea – any parallels with China today? Part One 15 September 2011 Luca Lombardi
The role of the State in the Italian economy in the 1930s and beyond 26 July 2011 Fred Weston
The role played by the state in the development of capitalism in Japan 21 July 2011 Fred Weston
[Audio] Rob Sewell on Marxist Economics 23 June 2011 Rob Sewell
Inflation: Hitting the Poorest Hardest 17 May 2011 Adam Booth
[Video] Fred Weston on Marxist Economics 28 February 2011 Fred Weston
Monopoly capitalism and the case for socialism 12 February 2010 Will Roche
The revolving doors of business and government 29 January 2010 Will Roche
The capitalist curve of development 08 January 2010 Leon Trotsky in 1923
Monopoly Capitalism 14 December 2009 Will Roche
Perspectives of the upturn 16 September 2009 Leon Trotsky (August 18, 1932)
Reformism or Revolution: 6. An outline of Marxist economics 01 September 2008 Alan Woods
[Audio] Marxist Economics 15 August 2008 Steve Jones
[Audio] What is money? 01 February 2008 Mick Brooks
Andrew Glyn - Marxist economist and socialist fighter 03 January 2008 Michael Roberts
[Audio] Mick Brooks speaking on Marxist economics 05 May 2006 Mick Brooks
Productive and unproductive labour 18 May 2005 Mick Brooks
The tendency of the rate of profit to fall and post-war capitalism - Introduction 15 October 2003 In Defence of Marxism
The tendency of the rate of profit to fall and post-war capitalism - A critique by AG 15 October 2003 AG
An introduction to Marx's Labour Theory of Value - Part One 15 October 2002 Mick Brooks
An introduction to Marx's Labour Theory of Value - Part Two 15 October 2002 Mick Brooks
Marxism and the theory of "Long Waves" 14 November 2000 Alan Woods
The class struggle and the economic cycle (Once again on the World Economy) 18 October 2000 Alan Woods and Ted Grant