money

Two typical theories of money - A.P. Hazell

A.P. Hazell Marx money

The quantity theory of money from the Marxist standpoint. This article deals with Locke and Mill. It appeared in the Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 7, No. 1 (December 1898), pp. 78–85.

Bitcoin: Finally, fair money?

Bitcoins

Bitcoin is a decentralised digital currency, functioning without a central bank. But does it actually differ from "real" money, and can it help positive social change?

5,000 years of debt?

William Hogarth, "The Rake in a debtors' prison", from "The Rake's progress", 17

Aufheben's critical review of David Graeber's book Debt: The first 5,000 years.

How socialism can organise production without money - Adam Buick and Pieter Lawrence

A pair of interesting articles arguing the necessity of communism being a moneyless society, and outlining how parts of it could function.

A world without money: 5 questions - Steve Coleman

Steve Coleman of the Socialist Party of Great Britain answers five frequently asked questions about the abolition of money, from 1981.

Why we don't need money - Socialist Party of Great Britain

The SPGB respond to free market capitalist critics of socialism and explain how money is unnecessary.

A world without money: communism - Les Amis de 4 Millions de Jeunes Travailleurs

Un Monde Sans Argent: Le Communisme was originally published in three parts, as three separate pamphlets, in France, between 1975-6. It was produced by Dominique Blanc, shortly after the dissolution of the Organisation des Jeunes Travailleurs révolutionnaires. The name Quatre Millions de Jeune Travailleurs was apparently 'adopted' from a 1971 PSU youth publication (Parti Socialiste Unifié - a French Socialist Party), presumably to satisfy French publishing laws, and texts continued to be published under this name through the 1970's including the widely distributed tract A Bas Le Proletariat/Vive Le Communisme.

Abolish money!

Short text from 1900 by Japanese anarchist Shusui Kotoku arguing for the abolition of money and in favour of socialism.

The great money trick - Robert Tressell

The passage from Robert Tressell's 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' in which one of the characters cleverly outlines how the use of money under capitalism enriches capitalists and exploits the working class.