The Economics of Karl Marx: Analysis and Application / Edition 1

The Economics of Karl Marx: Analysis and Application / Edition 1

by Samuel Hollander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521790786

ISBN-13: 9780521790789

Pub. Date: 04/07/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book presents an account and technical assessment of Marx's economic analysis in Capital, with particular reference to the transformation and the surplus-value doctrine, the reproduction schemes, the falling real-wage and profit rates, and the trade cycle. The focus is on criticisms that Marx himself might have been expected to face in his day and age. In…  See more details below

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This book presents an account and technical assessment of Marx's economic analysis in Capital, with particular reference to the transformation and the surplus-value doctrine, the reproduction schemes, the falling real-wage and profit rates, and the trade cycle. The focus is on criticisms that Marx himself might have been expected to face in his day and age. In addition, it offers a chronological study of the evolution of that analysis from the early 1840s through three "drafts": documents of the late 1840s, the Grundrisse of 1857-1858, and the Economic Manuscripts of 1861-1863. It also provides three studies in application, with reference to Marx's evolutionary orientation in his evaluation of the transition to communism and his rejection of egalitarianism under both capitalist and communist regimes; his evolving perspective on the role of the industrial entrepreneur; and his evolving appreciation of the prospects for welfare reform within capitalism. Throughout, Hollander emphasizes Marx's relation with orthodox canonical classicism.

About the Author:
Samuel Hollander is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, Canada, where he served on the faculty from 1963 to 1998, and is currently affiliated with the Department of Economics at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Professor Hollander holds an honorary Doctorate of Laws from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521790789
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/07/2008
Series:
Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics Series
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Pt. 1 Capital. Principle Features of the Marxian "Canon"

1 Value and Distribution 11

2 Elements of Growth Theory 55

3 Economic Growth and the Falling Real-Wage Trend 85

4 Economic Growth and the Falling Rate of Profit 110

5 The Cyclical Dimension 134

Pt. 2 Origins: Marx in the 1840s

6 Marx's Economics 1843-1845 165

7 A "First Draft" of Capital 1847-1849 194

Pt. 3 A "Second Draft" Of Capital: The Grundrisse 1857-1858

8 1857-1858 I: Surplus Value 235

9 1857-1858 II: Value "Realization" 268

Pt. 4 A "Third Draft" Of Capital: The Economic Manuscripts 1861-1863

10 1861-1863 I: Surplus Value- Profit, Rent, and Interest 293

11 1861-1863 II: Sectoral Analysis, Accumulation, and Stability 326

12 1861-1863 III: The Labor Market 353

Pt. 5 Topics in Application

13 Economic Organization and the Equality Issue 385

14 Is There a Marxian "Entrepreneur"? On the Functions of the Industrial Capitalist 409

15 Principles of Social Reform 444

Conclusion: A Recapitulation and Overview 463

Appendices 493

Bibliography 501

Index 519

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