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Marxism without Marx: a note towards a critique


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  • Freeman, Alan


This is a pre-publication version of the article that was published in Capital and Class in February 2010. It should be cited as Freeman, A (2010) ‘Marxism without Marx: a note towards a critique’. Capital & Class February 2010 vol. 34 no. 1 84-97. The most severe economic crisis since 1929 has produced a level of intellectual disarray probably not seen since 1968. In one crucial respect, the climate is different: Marxism’s intellectual impact is negligible. The culprit is not Marx but ‘Marxism without Marx’—a systematic attempt to divorce his conclusions from his economic theory. The demise of western Marxism marks the failure of this project. This note signals a first attempt to assess Marx’s real relevance to the crisis of 2008.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 48618.

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Date of creation: 07 Nov 2009
Date of revision: 17 Nov 2009
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:48618

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Keywords: Marx; Value Theory; TSSI;

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  1. Freeman, Alan, 2001. "Europe, the US and the world economy: Alan Greenspan’s search for a fifth Kondradieff," MPRA Paper 2591, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 11 Sep 2001.
  2. Freeman, Alan, 1999. "The limits of Ricardian value: law, contingency and motion in economics," MPRA Paper 2574, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Freeman, Alan, 2008. "The Poverty of Statistics," MPRA Paper 16827, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 15 Aug 2009.
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  1. Thomas Goda, 2013. "The role of income inequality in crisis theories and in the subprime crisis," Working Papers, Post Keynesian Economics Study Group (PKSG) PKWP1305, Post Keynesian Economics Study Group (PKSG).
  2. Freeman, Alan, 2011. "Crisis, Marxism, and Economic Laws: A Response to Gary Mongiovi," MPRA Paper 52538, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 05 May 2011.


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