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Capitalist Imperialism: Mainstream Economics Edition

Three recently released economics papers come amusingly close to validating typical Marxist arguments about the dynamics of global capitalism and its imperialist nature.  Advertisements

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Possible Signs of World-Capitalism’s Deteriorating Productivity

Two articles caught my attention today, both from the New York Times.  The first is an article by Tyler Cowen, one of the two editors of the blog Marginal Revolution.  Cowen posits that the explosive growth of the developing economies … Continue reading

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Oil as the Foundation of Keynesian Political Economy

I recently read a paper by George Caffentzis, titled “A Discourse on Prophetic Method: Oil Crises and Political Economy, Past and Future.”  It was a fascinating read, and argued that oil prices–and consequently, the class struggles around oil production–are intimately … Continue reading

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