Beyond Marx and Other Entries explores deep areas of semiotics, joined with economics, anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy and political science, even Franz Kafka's literary works. These are communicated by entries, based primarily on Gleicher’s actual blog Looking through the crack from 2013 to 2017. One might equate it to impressionist art, or the 'the one and the many'. Each entry is independent; nothing in one makes even an allusion to another. In reading, however, the reader will make connections and develop their own understandings of dystopian possibilities.
About the Author
David Gleicher, Ph.D. (1984), Columbia University, is Professor in Economics at Adelphi University. He has published 3 monographs, and many articles in history of economic thought, value theory, and social semiotics, as well as many reviews.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgementsPrefaceThe Summer Before the War1 Industrializing Capital: Classic Works of the Twentieth Century Harry Braverman's Labor and Monopoly Capital Karl Polanyi's The Great Transformation Adolph Berle's & Gardener Means' The Modern Corporation & Private Property The Conclusion of Marcel Mauss's The Gift The Great Failure of 20th Century Economists2 Corresponding Thoughts of Benjamin: Kafka, Bakhtin and the Prague School The Role of Language in Trauerspiel and Tragedy Shapes of Time Semiotics of the Social: Karcevskij's Principle and the Imaginary Community Keys to Kafka's Castle, a Guideline for the Innocent Reader3 On the Fringe Liberal Keynesianism and Modern Money Theory (MMT) The Pope and a Respected Orthodox Economist Keynes and CH Douglas Might This be Done?4 Archaic Money Barter Exchange and Gift-giving Corrupt Gift-giving Nexum and Mancipium5 Life-needs and Money Sequences, Outside or Inside a Sealed Vessel Value Reduction Contemporary Banking & Finance Culture of Liquidation Costa Lapavitsas' Profiting Without Production Atavistic Critique Maurizio Lazzarato's Making of the Indebted Man6 Life as a Baby Boomer Red Diaper Baby Herman Hesse's Steppenwolf Revisited Counterculture of Walter Benjamin George Orwell's 1984 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution Evaporation of the Sixties7 Financialization of the Universities Nicholas Kristof on Knowledge and Deep Learning A Brief History of Adelphi The Edifice Complex8 Identity Politics Working Families Party: Is It the Moment? (May 2014) Resistance on All Sides (September 2014) Because I Am a Neurosurgeon The Story of Rachel Dolezal Thou Shalt Not Kill The Clintons' Fusion of Parties Self-identification Against Democratic Socialism MLK and the ClintonsReferencesIndex