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Review of Money and Totality by Fred Moseley

Today, as the global economy flounders from crisis to crisis, Marx’s analysis of capitalism is the essential basis for a correct understanding of what is going on. Moseley’s book reaffirms key elements of this analysis. The previous obsession with the transformation problem has resulted in the undermining of these key aspects of Marx’s critique, actually making an understanding of twenty first century capitalism harder. Moseley’s book, though long winded and somewhat repetitive, serves a very useful purpose in exposing this undermining and its implications. For this reason alone it is worth reading.

Money Must Go!

Cover of the book Money Must Go

A 1943 book making the case that "money must go!" The authors, who were sympathisers of the Socialist Party of Great Britain, extol the virtues of a "moneyless, wageless, and tradeless world," which they call a World Commonwealth.

Bitcoin: Make Way for Cryptomoney!

bitcoin

An enormous number of currencies already exist across the world (dollars, roubles, euros, yen, yuan, etc.) – most of them tightly held in the wallets of bourgeois minorities dazzled by the illusion of its self-valorisation – wherever the crisis of the production and sale of commodities rages.

Against rewards and punishments (against meritocracy, against coercion) - humanaesfera

Spanking

Short text addressing the issue of rewards and punishments, law, rule of law, meritocracy and wage labor.

The Soviet wage system

Soviet rouble in 1961

Information about wage differentials in the supposedly "socialist" Soviet Union in the 1930s.

Furious gold

Marxism Furious gold Kautsky Hilferding Varga Korsch Marx Bauer

Additional materials to the (forthcoming) volume 'Marxist essays on the theory of money' (edited by Daniel Gaido and Noa Rodman).

Monetary crisis of capitalism: origin, development - Aleksei Stadnichenko

Translated from the Russian by Leo Lempert. Progress Publishers 1975. (Reproduced for reference only)

Council communism or councilism? - The period of transition

Jan Appel

Book review of Philippe Bourrinet “The Dutch and German Communist Left (1900-68); ‘Neither Lenin nor Trotsky nor Stalin!”, ‘All workers must think for themselves!’”, Leiden/Boston (Brill) ISBN 978-90-04-26977-4.

Money, treasure-building - Karl Kautsky

Kautsky money furious gold additional materials

Translation of two chapters from a section on the state in Kautsky's 1927 magnum opus on the materialist conception of history. (Reproduced for reference only)

Money matters - Karl Kautsky

example of Reichsbanknote

Translation of final one-third (pp. 140–56) of chapter seven (money) in Kautsky, Karl 1918, Sozialdemokratische Bemerkungen zur Uebergangswirtschaft [Social-democratic remarks on the transition economy]. (Reproduced for reference only)