Especially afterthe North Sea region took over the role of the leading economic centre of Europe from the Mediterranean, which prior to this date, particularly in northern Italy, had been the most highly developed part of Europe. Great Britain, together with the Low Countries, profited more in the long run from the expansion of trade in the Atlantic and Asia than the pioneers of this trade, Spain and Portugal, fundamentally because of the success of the mainly privately owned enterprises in these two Northern countries in contrast to the arguably less successful state-owned economic systems in Iberia. The export of woollen products resulted in an economic upturn with products exported to mainland Europe. When the population recovered low wages and a land shortage returned.
This is reflected in the thirst for Marxist theory at the present time. In this article, Alan Woods deals with the main ideas of Karl Marx and their relevance to the crisis we're passing through today. It is years since the death of Karl Marx.
But why should we commemorate a man who died in ? In the early s the then Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson declared that we must not look for solutions in Highgate cemetery. And who can disagree with that?
In the aforementioned cemetery one can only find old bones and dust and a rather ugly stone monument. However, when we speak of the relevance of Karl Marx today we refer not to cemeteries but to ideas—ideas that have withstood the test of time and have now emerged triumphant, as even some of the enemies of Marxism have been reluctantly forced to accept.
The economic collapse of showed who was outdated, and it was certainly not Karl Marx. They were supposed to be ideas of the 19th century, and those who defended them were dismissed as hopeless dogmatists.
But it now turns out that it is the ideas of the defenders of capitalism that must be consigned to the rubbish bin of history, while Marx has been completely vindicated. After the crash of he was forced to eat his words.
The crisis of the euro shows that the bourgeoisie has no idea how to solve the problems of Greece, Spain and Italy which in turn threaten the future of the European common currency and even the EU itself. This can easily be the catalyst for a new collapse on a world scale, which will be even deeper than the crisis of Even some bourgeois economists are being forced to accept what is becoming increasingly evident: The thing about the present crisis was that it was not supposed to happen.
Had the fall of the Soviet Union not finally demonstrated the failure of communism? Had history not finally ended with the triumph of capitalism as the only possible socio-economic system?
But in the space of 20 years not a long period in the annals of human society the wheel of history has turned degrees. Now the erstwhile critics of Marx and Marxism are singing a very different tune.
All of a sudden, the economic theories of Karl Marx are being taken very seriously indeed. Second Thoughts In Julyafter the start of the recession The Economist held a seminar in London to discuss the question: What is wrong with Economics?
This revealed that for a growing number of economists mainstream theory has no relevance. Nobel Prize winner, Paul Krugman made an astonishing admission.
Now that events have knocked just a little sense into the heads of at least some bourgeois thinkers, we are seeing all kinds of articles that grudgingly recognise that Marx was right after all. Das Kapital is now a best seller in Germany. In Japan it has been published in a manga version.
George Magnus, a senior economic analyst at UBS bank, wrote an article with the intriguing title: Beforethe income disparity was obscured by factors such as easy credit, which allowed poor households to enjoy a more affluent lifestyle. Now the problem is coming home to roost.
There is a video of this extraordinary interviewwhich deserves to be studied carefully because it shows the thinking of the most far-sighted strategists of Capital. Roubini argues that the chain of credit is broken, and that capitalism has entered into a vicious cycle where excess capacity overproductionfalling consumer demand, high levels of debt all breed a lack of confidence in investors that in turn will be reflected in sharp falls on the stock exchange, falling asset prices and a collapse in the real economy.
Like all the other economists, Roubini has no real solution to the present crisis, except more monetary injections from central banks to avoid another meltdown. But he frankly admitted that monetary policy alone will not be enough, and business and governments are not helping.
Europe and the United States are implementing austerity programs to try to fix their debt-ridden economies, when they should be introducing more monetary stimulus, he said.
His conclusions could not be more pessimistic: But what is Marxism? To deal properly with all aspects of Marxism in the space of one article is an impossible task.
Broadly speaking, his ideas can be split into three distinct yet interconnected parts—what Lenin called the three sources and three component parts of Marxism. These generally go under the headings of Marxist economics, dialectical materialism and historical materialism.
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