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Alienazione e autogestione


  • Bruno Jossa


Alienazione e autogestione - Marx’s alienation theory and the firm managed by workers, by Bruno Jossa The paper is about Marx’s theory of alienation and the economics of producer cooperatives. The author argues that alienation has different degrees and that the highest form of it is recorded in capitalism, owing to hired labour. For this reason a labour-managed firm will reduce the alienation. In a system of labour-managed firms, however, alienation will persist, in conseguence of scarsity and the necessity of work for a living. In the paper there is also a discussion of a thesis of Bigo. The last section is about Marx’s idea that capitalism is a world turned upside down. JEL Classification: B14, B5, P13, P14, P2.

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  • Bruno Jossa, 2008. "Alienazione e autogestione," ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2008(1), pages 53-74.
  • Handle: RePEc:fan:polipo:v:html10.3280/poli2008-001003

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    1. Bruno Jossa, 2013. "Marxismo, dialettica ed economia politica," STUDI ECONOMICI, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2013(110), pages 5-25.

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    JEL classification:

    • B14 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Socialist; Marxist
    • B5 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches
    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises
    • P14 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Property Rights
    • P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies


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