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200 years of Marx: Capitalism in Decline

Two hundred years after the birth of Marx, in this book, to be published soon, we address the contradictions and economic and political implications of the rationality of the capitalist mode at this time in history, which is increasingly inadequate in terms of social relations, since it can no longer accommodate a growing workforce, , in terms of relations with nature since it can no longer guarantee its reproduction, and in terms of the crises, which are structural in character and of increasing dimensions, that it unleashes within itself. This forces us to define the concepts of productive and unproductive labor from two possible angles: that of the dominant social form or capitalist relationship and that of its content. Productive labor specific to the capitalist mode of production is work that produces surplus value. For Marx, the concept of productive labor for capital, that is, productive work from the perspective of its form, is a historically specific concept. Capitalist relations require productive labor for capital to be distinguished from productive work in general. This is a subject that Marx addresses in the unpublished ‘Chapter VI’ of Capital and which belongs in its logic to the first volume, in which he carries out his analysis without making a distinction between the angle of individual capital and that of capital in its totality.


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Beyond the Systemic Crisis and Capital-Led Chaos: Theoretical and Applied Studies

The current crisis is the expression of the struggle of a dominant ´fictitious´ capital over real capital to redistribute the global mass of wealth. It is translated into an expansion of assets in financial markets sustained by an inverted pyramid of credits without being backed by a major growth of the real economy, which is increasingly global in ascope. Financial capital engages in a warlike strategy to establish a global order under its hegemony, without borders and citizens. The greatest fear of the capital is that the Eurozone will become a part of the Euro-Asian Continental Block. This definitely means a possible militay conflict of the US with Russia and China. This crisis is one of the Western ´civilization´ itself.
P.I.E. Peter Lang Editors
Brussels 2014
www.peterlang.com


Social Power in the South to bring about a change to economic rationality

With our twenty-first century depression in full swing we are entering into a prolonged and widespread crisis of legitimacy at the global level. Sooner or later this is going to lead to social and political upheavals together with the collapse of the infrastructure support upon which billions depend for their survival. It might be called a political awakening and a universal “conscience awareness”. With this our so called “Western Civilization.” may itself be at stake. The current threat of nuclear war is nothing more than a symptom of such decadence. We would like to examine here two lines of thought by which the current “economic rationality” could be changed “from the South”.


A neoliberal project : a perspective from Central America and the Caribbean

Globalisierung; Globalization; Wirtschaftswachstum; Economic Growth; Liberalismus; Liberalism; Regionale Entwicklung; Regional development; Mittelamerika; Central America; Karibische Staaten; Caribbean countries; 1989-2003