Category Archives: Bibliography

The following links where possible or references represent writings which I believe to be either essential in a general sense, specifically influential to my own thinking, or specifically relevant to the questions which I am trying to discuss in this Blog

Valueless “Knowledge-Commodities” and Financialization: A materialist understanding the “information economy” by Teixiera and Rotta

Below is an excerpt from an article published in the Union for Radical Political Economy journal The Review of Radical Political Economics originally published in February 2012 Valueless Knowledge-Commodities and Financialization: Productive and Financial Dimensions of Capital Autonomization By Rodrigo … Continue reading

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E.A. Preobrazhensky Autobiographical Sketch. Part 1 with link to complete text.

“In summer 1905 I left for Bryansk and there directed the activity of the local committee with two other comrades. With no bed in my room, I slept on newspapers on the floor, lived on smoked sausage and bread, spending … Continue reading

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The Law of Value Under the Socialization of Industry in a Peasant Country

“In particular, in America the farmers’ holdings, in spite of their comparatively scattered nature, …were completely subjected by means of credit, by means of supplies, and by means of the control of outlets by big trading firms, banks, steamship, elevator … Continue reading

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State Monopoly under Capitalism : Lenin

The brief quotation below is one of many examples which separate Lenin from the school of ‘socialism’ that sees as its mission to centralize all economic activity in the hands of the state or which, in whatever way, is dependent … Continue reading

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From state capitalism to Socialism : E.A. Preobrazhensky

Excerpt from The Law of Value and Monopoly Capitalism E.A. Preobrazhensky. In general, the war period revealed with complete clarity whither the system of monopoly capitalism is tending; it showed clearly that the present-day economic system is objectively ripe for … Continue reading

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Primitive or Primary Accumulation of Capital

In the history of primitive accumulation, all revolutions are epoch-making that act as levers for the capital class in course of formation; but, above all, those moments when great masses of men are suddenly and forcibly torn from their means … Continue reading

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E.A. Preobrazhensky, The New Economics: Historic Context and Contemporary Relevance

The following is an expanded abstract of a paper that I am writing which is intended for academic publication by the end of this year. This is an initial formulation of my ideas on these subjects. Readers comments are more … Continue reading

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The Right to Bear Arms, Equality for Women, Equal Status for Agricultural and Domestic Laborers: Consider these Demands from the Erfurt Program of 1891

Below is printed in its entirety an English language translation of the 1891 Erfurt Program of the German Social Democratic Party, which at that time had over a million working-class members and was deeply connected to the trades unions of … Continue reading

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An Interesting View of Small Scale Production and Private Ownership from 1902

Though Karl Kautsky was famously vilified by both Lenin¹ and Trotsky² for his critique of the establishment of a socialist republic by the Bolsheviks and for his centrist wavering in the face of the rising imperial conflict of World War … Continue reading

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Discussion Question: Does the Obama presidency represent a shift toward Bonapartism on the part of the US ruling class?

Search Result for Wikipedia Bonapartism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonapartism This is Lenin’s writing between the February and October revolutions of 1917 in Russia, discussing the then provisional government’s slide toward a “Bonapartist’ state. Napoleon Bonapart presided as emperor over a militarized conquering state … Continue reading

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