The wealth of nations

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

The three contradictions of the Long Depression

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

Dos soluciones al problema de la transformación de valores a precios de producción

Alejandro Valle Baeza En 2021, Jesús Rojo organizó una presentación de dos soluciones al llamado problema de la transformación de valores a precios de producción formulado por Marx en el tomo III de El capital. Hay dos clases de soluciones al problema de la transformación: las que critican la teoría del valor marxiana: por contradictoria […]

Dos soluciones al problema de la transformación de valores a precios de producción