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Download E-books Multinationals On Trial: Foreign Investment Matters PDF

By Henry Veltmeyer, James Petras

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Publication Date: October 24, 2007 | ISBN-10: 0754649490 | ISBN-13: 978-0754649496

The position and financial strength of firms that dominate the realm economic system has generated massive controversy. the main heated debate, and the main serious questions, surrounding the function of firm organizations has to do with international direct funding (FDI). This e-book takes a completely various view of the function of multinationals and the advance influence of FDI. It argues that imperialism is a way more priceless notion for describing and explaining the dynamics of global improvement than globalization. FDI is a mechanism for empire-centred capital accumulation, a robust lever for political keep watch over and for reordering the area economic system. it is a a lot wanted research of world capitalism and its impression all over the world which makes this research a superb source for college kids, lecturers and activists.

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James Petras is Professor Emeritus in Sociology at SUNY at Binghamton, ny, united states, and Adjunct Professor in foreign improvement reports at Saint Mary's collage, Halifax, NS, Canada. he's the writer of over sixty books and diverse different writings on Latin the US and international advancements, together with the recent improvement Politics (2003). a listing and a dossier of his periodical writings and magazine articles might be accessed through Henry Veltmeyer is Professor of improvement reports on the Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas (UAZ), Mexico, and Professor of Sociology and foreign improvement experiences at St. Mary's college, Halifax, NS, Canada. he's writer of various publication size reviews and scholarly articles on problems with Latin American and global advancements, together with Globalization and Antiglobalization (2004).
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Hardcover: 182 pages
writer: Ashgate (October 24, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0754649490
ISBN-13: 978-0754649496

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Download E-books Time in Marx: The Categories of Time in Marx’s Capital (Historical Materialism Book) PDF

By Stavros Tombazos

Time in Marx demonstrates that the elemental thoughts of the 3 volumes of Capital come less than varied different types of time: "time of construction" in quantity one is linear, “time of movement” within the moment is round, whereas within the 3rd quantity “organic time” is the team spirit of the 2. Capitalist family become a distinct association of social time that obeys its personal intrinsic standards and operates as an self sustaining, social subject.

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Download E-books How the Economy Was Lost: The War of the Worlds PDF

By Paul Craig Roberts

The US economic system has disintegrated, and with it into the abyss plummet the blueprints of neoliberal economists, whose theories approximately "the loose marketplace" have now long gone the way in which of medieval alchemy. No voice has been greater, no prose extra forceful, than that of Paul Craig Roberts in predicting cave in. His weekly columns in CounterPunch have received an viewers of hundreds of thousands all over the world, thankful for a knowledgeable economist who can clarify lucidly how the healthiness of the planet has been held hostage by way of the gangster elite. Now Dr. Roberts has written the shortest, sharpest define of economics for the twenty-first century ever positioned among booklet covers. He strains the trail to smash and lays out the alternatives that needs to be made. there's the "empty international" of company exploitation, abetted by way of the majority of economists; or the "full global" of accountable administration and distribution of our assets. Amid main issue, this is often the consultant you have been ready for.

Paul Craig Roberts was once assistant secretary of the Treasury in the course of President Reagan’s first time period. He used to be affiliate editor of The Wall road Journal and has held various educational appointments, together with the William E. Simon Chair, middle for Strategic and overseas reviews, Georgetown collage; and Senior learn Fellow, Hoover establishment, Stanford college. He was once provided the Legion of Honor through French President François Mitterrand and is the co-author, with Lawrence M. Stratton, of The Tyranny of excellent Intentions: How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the structure within the identify of Justice.

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Download E-books The Value of Money PDF

By Prabhat Patnaik

Why is funds extra useful than the paper on which it really is revealed? Monetarists hyperlink the worth of cash to its offer and insist, believing the latter is dependent upon the entire price of the commodities it circulates. in line with Prabhat Patnaik, this good judgment is defective. In his view, in any nonbarter economic climate, the worth we assign to cash is decided independently of its provide and demand.

Through an unique and provocative critique of monetarism, Patnaik advances a innovative knowing of macroeconomics that highlights the "propertyist" place of Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes. in contrast to the standard department among "classical" economists (e.g., David Ricardo and Marx) and the "marginalists" (e.g., Carl Menger, William Stanley Jevons, and Léon Walras), Patnaik locations "monetarists," together with Ricardo, on one part, whereas grouping propertyist writers like Marx, Keynes, and Rosa Luxemburg at the different. This moment workforce subscribes to the concept that the worth of cash is given from open air the area of provide and insist, consequently getting cash a sort within which wealth is held. the truth that cash is held as wealth in flip supplies upward push to the potential of deficiency of mixture call for below capitalism.

It is not any twist of fate that this chance was once highlighted by means of Marx and Keynes whereas going principally unrecognized by means of Ricardo and modern monetarists. whilst, Patnaik issues to a weak point within the Marx-Keynes tradition—namely, its loss of any passable clarification of why the price of cash, made up our minds from open air the world of provide and insist, is still really solid over lengthy stretches of time. the reply to this query lies within the undeniable fact that capitalism isn't really a self-contained method yet is born from a precapitalist atmosphere with which it interacts and the place it creates big hard work reserves that, in flip, impart balance to the worth of cash. Patnaik's idea of cash, then, can also be a conception of imperialism, and he concludes with a dialogue of the modern overseas financial approach, which he phrases the "oil-dollar" standard.

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Download E-books Die Deutsche Ideologie: Artikel, Druckvorlagen, Entwürfe, Reinschriftenfragmente und Notizen zu I. Feuerbach und II. Sankt Bruno (Marx-Engels Jahrbuch, 2003) PDF

By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Joseph Weydemeyer

pdf: raster, ocr/fully searchable, ebook pagination.

Der erste Band des neuen Jahrbuches eröffnet mit der Vorabpublikation einer Gruppe von Textzeugen des MEGA-Bandes I/5: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Moses Heß: Die deutsche Ideologie. Manuskripte und Drucke (November 1845 bis Juni 1846).
Die hier vorliegende variation trägt bei der textual content- und Variantendarbietung der in jüngerer Zeit gewonnenen Erkenntnis Rechnung, daß es weder im Frühjahr noch im Herbst 1845 den Plan eines zweibändigen Werkes „Die deutsche Ideologie“ gab. Vielmehr begannen Marx und Engels die Kritik der nachhegelschen Philosophie mit einem Artikel gegen Bruno Bauer, dessen Entwurf aus den überlieferten Originalhandschriften teilweise rekonstruiert werden kann.

Die Textzeugen dokumentieren die Auseinandersetzung von Marx und Engels mit Bruno Bauer: sie lassen eine neue Wertung der Feuerbachschen Philosophie erkennen, und es entstehen Betrachtungen zu idealistischer und materialistischer Geschichtsauffassung, eingebettet in die zeitgenössische Diskussion der Hegelschen Linken über ihren Standort in der nachhegelschen Philosophie.

Erstmals werden hier die Entwürfe, Notizen und Reinschriften-Fragmente, die in den bisherigen Editionen mit Hypothesen und Interpretationen der Herausgeber zu einem Kapitel „I. Feuerbach“ konstituiert und in verschiedenen Fassungen ediert worden sind, als selbständige Textzeugen in chronologischer Folge dargeboten und so ediert, wie sie von den Autoren hinterlassen worden sind. Dieser Grundsatz gilt auch für die Textdarbietung; u. a. werden mit dem Zwei-Spaltendruck alle Texte in der rechten Spalte, die von Marx und Engels nicht in die Grundschicht der linken Spalte eingeordnet worden sind, außerhalb dieser Grundschicht ediert.

In diese Gruppe von Textzeugen wird auch erstmals ein neu datiertes, zweiseitiges Manuskript eingefügt, das bisher nur im Anhang publiziert worden ist.

Neu aufgenommen werden ein anonym erschienener, Marx zugeschriebener Artikel aus dem Gesellschaftsspiegel, sowie der Artikel von Joseph Weydemeyer „Bruno Bauer und sein Apologet“ aus dem Westphälischen Dampfboot, den dieser unter Mitarbeit von Marx in Brüssel verfaßt hat.

Den edierten Texten liegen die Originalhandschriften zugrunde, die sich im Internationalen Institut für Sozialgeschichte in Amsterdam befinden. Die Texte wurden neu entziffert und bearbeitet. Dies trifft auch für die Darbietung der innerhandschriftlichen Textentwicklung im Variantenverzeichnis zu.

Die Vorabpublikation entstand bei der Bearbeitung der MEGA-Bände I/4 bis I/6 durch die deutsch-französische MEGA-Arbeitsgruppe in Trier und Aix-en-Provence.

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Download E-books Inequality and Power: The Economics of Class (Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy) PDF

By Eric A. Schutz

This ebook is ready the reasons and outcomes of monetary inequality within the complicated marketplace economies of this present day. it truly is common that during marketplace structures humans decide on their very own person financial destinies, yet in fact the alternatives humans make are importantly decided via the choices to be had to them: monetary disparity arises customarily from unequal chance. but this only begs the query; from whence do the significant current inequalities of chance come up? This booklet theorizes energy and social type because the actual crux of monetary inequality.

Most of mainstream economics studiously eschews questions related to social strength, who prefer to concentration as a substitute on "individual selection topic to constraint" in contexts of "well-functioning markets". but either "extra-market" energy buildings and tool buildings bobbing up from in the industry process itself are inevitably attribute of real-world market-based economies. the traditional operating of work and fiscal markets engenders an inherent wealth-favoring bias within the distribution of possibilities for occupational selection. yet that bias is vastly compounded by way of the commercial, social, political and cultural strength buildings that represent the category procedure. For these energy constructions paintings to distribute financial gain to type elites, and are in flip undergirded via the disparities of wealth they hence support engender.

Inequality and Power deals an financial research of the facility buildings constituting that category process: employers’ energy over staff; the facility of sure companies over others; pros’ energy over their consumers and different staff; cultural strength within the media and schooling structures; and political energy in "democratic" executive. Schutz argues "class research" of the fashion of accelerating financial inequality this present day is enhanced to the mainstream financial research of that development. After contemplating what's wrong with power-based inequality in time period of standards of distributive justice and monetary performance, the booklet concludes with an summary of assorted attainable correctives.

This publication might be of curiosity to scholars and researchers in economics, sociology, political technology and philosophy, in addition to an individual drawn to the theories of social category.

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Download E-books Karl Marx: The Revolutionary as Educator (SpringerBriefs in Education) PDF

This ebook is an advent to Karl Marx (1818–1883) as a thorough academic philosopher. Marx’s personal education and schooling are tested and we see how his curiosity in academic matters was once proficient by way of his personal event. academic topics in Marx’s considering are pointed out: the function of schooling inside of capitalist society, the contribution of schooling to human improvement and the nature of schooling in a destiny society. those are put in a old atmosphere via the writer and regarding public debates over academic policy.

Throughout his occupation, Marx pointed out schooling as key to the clients of the operating category. the tale of this engagement provides a brand new measurement to the image of his paintings as a thinker, political economist and socialist progressive. The elements of schooling that involved Marx matched favorite beneficial properties of his theoretical and political task, and academic subject matters supplied him with a severe program for plenty of of his most vital ideas.

The writer explores Marx’s paintings at the British manufacturing unit institution process, his use of facts from the studies of faculty inspectors, and the modern stream that resulted in the institution of contemporary structures of public education. the ultimate bankruptcy relates Marx’s pondering to questions on where of schooling in today’s society, exhibiting how suitable it truly is for the twenty-first century.

These discussions comprise new scholarship, draw on unique assets and are written in a transparent and readable variety. scholars in schooling classes at universities and schools, academic researchers and lecturers will locate this exam of Karl Marx’s principles bearing on schooling either attractive and enlightening.

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Download E-books Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction PDF

By Robert Wokler

Probably the most profound thinkers of recent background, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) used to be a relevant determine of the ecu Enlightenment. He used to be additionally its such a lot bold critic, condemning the political, financial, theological, and sexual trappings of civilization alongside traces that may excite the keenness of romantic individualists and radical revolutionaries alike. during this learn of Rousseau's existence and works, Robert Wolker exhibits how his philosophy of historical past, his theories of track and politics, his fiction, academic, and non secular writings, or even his botany, have been all encouraged through progressive beliefs of mankind's self-realization in a situation of unfettered freedom. He explains how, in regressing to classical republicanism, historic mythology, direct conversation with God, and solitude, Rousseau expected a few post-modernist rejections of the Enlightenment as well.

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Download E-books What's Wrong With a Free Lunch? (New Democracy Forum) PDF

Our flesh pressers insist that we are living in a time of unparalleled prosperity, but increasingly more american citizens are mentioning that the richest 1% of our society holds extra wealth than the ground ninety% prepare. during this well timed ebook, economist Philippe Van Parijs has an easy plan for addressing not just poverty yet different social ills: all people will be paid a common uncomplicated source of revenue (UBI) at a degree adequate for subsistence. everybody, together with "those who make no social contribution-who spend their mornings bickering with their associate, surf off Malibu within the afternoon, and smoke pot all night."

Van Parijs argues UBI would scale back unemployment, enhance women's lives, and stop the environmental harm brought on by overproduction and quickly development. on the middle of his notion is the goal to safe actual freedom for all, since it bargains the best attainable chance to these with the least possibilities. He recognizes that an idle surfer will possibly not deserve a UBI, yet that the surfer's reliable good fortune will be no various than the great fortune loved by means of those that enjoy the present distribution of resources.

Responses to this arguable notion differ: a few are in want of a uncomplicated source of revenue, yet provided that it truly is tied to paintings. Others locate the whole concept unrealistic and unaffordable. just about all agree, in spite of the fact that, that it's time for us to speak about this issue.

NEW DEMOCRACY discussion board: a chain of brief paperback originals exploring artistic options to our such a lot pressing nationwide issues. The sequence editors (for Boston Review), Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, objective to foster politically engaged, intellectually sincere, and morally severe debate approximately primary issues-both off and on the schedule of traditional politics.

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Download E-books The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers, Seventh Edition PDF

By Robert L. Heilbroner

The bestselling vintage that examines the heritage of monetary proposal from Adam Smith to Karl Marx—“all the industrial lore such a lot basic readers conceivably may need to know, served up with a flourish” (The ny Times).

The Worldly Philosophers not just permits us to determine extra deeply into our background yet is helping us greater comprehend our personal instances. during this 7th variation, Robert L. Heilbroner presents a brand new subject that connects thinkers as different as Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The topic is the typical concentration in their hugely various ideas—namely, the quest to appreciate how a capitalist society works. it's a concentration by no means extra wanted than during this age of complicated monetary headlines.

In a daring new concluding bankruptcy entitled “The finish of the Worldly Philosophy?” Heilbroner reminds us that the note “end” refers to either the aim and bounds of economics. This bankruptcy conveys a priority that today’s more and more “scientific” economics may well disregard primary social and political matters which are significant to economics. hence, in contrast to its predecessors, this re-creation offers not only an necessary illumination of our prior yet a choice to motion for our destiny.

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