By Sean Graham In its final report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission included several Calls to Action regarding education. One of these was to develop and implement learning resources for all students in Canada so that more Indigenous voices, perspectives, and approaches were included in provincial and territorial curricula. As we’ve seen, however, some efforts […]History Slam 214: Indigenous Voices, Resources, & Learning in Canadian Classrooms
Este, y otros capítulos antes subidos, pertenecen a un libro en proceso de construcción titulado “EL SISTEMA DIALÉCTICO-MATERIALISTA COMO PROGRAMA DE DEMARCACIÓN DE LAS CIENCIAS. CASO DE APLICACIÓN: LA DEFINICIÓN SUBJETIVA DEL VALOR DE LAS MERCANCÍAS COMO PRINCIPIO PSEUDOCIENTÍFICO“.
La imagen del encabezado fue tomada de http://davidharvey.org/2018/03/marxs-refusal-of-the-labour-theory-of-value-by-david-harvey/.
Apart from inflation and war, what grips current economic thought is the apparent failure of what mainstream economics likes to call ‘globalisation’. What mainstream economics means by globalisation is the expansion of trade and capital flows freely across borders. In 2000, the IMF identified four basic aspects of globalisation: trade and transactions, capital and investment movements, migration and […]Has globalisation ended?
The second round of the French presidential election returned the incumbent President Emmanuel Macron to a second term of office. Macron won with 58.5% of the vote against the opponent, Marine Le Pen of the right-wing nationalist National Rally, who got 41.5%. Sounds comfortable – but the voter turnout of 72% was the lowest since […]Fragmented France
A raíz de las notas sobre la guerra en Ucrania me han preguntado por la diferencia, establecida por Lenin, entre colonia, semicolonia y país dependiente. Dedico esta entrada a esta cuestión, que está vinculada a la problemática de la llamada liberación nacional (lo he tratado también en Economía Política de la dependencia y el subdesarrollo, […]Colonias, semicolonias, países dependientes
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
In several previous posts, I have highlighted what are called ‘zombie’ companies (companies whose regular profits do not even cover the cost of servicing their outstanding debts) and so must, to paraphrase former BoE governor Mark Carney, depend on the kindness of their creditors”. An OECD study found that such zombies take up a frighteningly […]Fallen angels
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
There has been a huge exodus of Ukrainians into neighbouring countries fleeing the war in their country- three million and counting. Just as in Syria and in other countries engulfed by war, there has been a refugee disaster. But this latest exodus from Ukraine adds to the millions who have already left in the last […]Eastern Europe’s demographic deficit
“The war in Ukraine is like a powerful earthquake that will have ripple effects throughout the global economy, especially in poor countries”. That’s how IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva described the impact of the war on the world economy. Nobody can be sure of the magnitude of this quake but even on the most optimistic view, […]Ukraine-Russia: like an earthquake