Download Collected Works, Volume 42: Letters 1864-68 by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels PDF

By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

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Volume forty two comprises the letters of Marx and Engels from October 1864 to March 1868. this era is marked through most crucial events-the starting place and the early years of the foreign operating Men's organization (the First International), and the booklet of quantity certainly one of Capital. The letters mirror Marx's paintings on Capital at its assorted phases, the stipulations lower than which it used to be written, and Engels' assist in getting ready and dispensing the publication, and in spreading its principles. in addition they throw mild at the personalities and characters of Marx and Engels and, specifically, on their striking friendship.

MECW info:

Marx/Engels accrued Works (MECW) is the biggest choice of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It comprises all works released by means of Marx and Engels of their lifetimes and various unpublished manuscripts and letters. The accumulated Works, which was once translated through Richard Dixon and others, comprises 50 volumes. It was once compiled and revealed among 1975 and 2005 through growth Publishers (Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (London) and overseas Publishers (New York).

The accumulated Works comprises fabric written by way of Marx among 1835 and his demise in 1883, and by way of Engels among 1838 and his demise in 1895. The early volumes comprise juvenilia, together with correspondence among Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. a number of volumes acquire the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.

Other volumes within the accumulated Works comprise famous works of Marx and Engels, together with The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and formerly unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The gathered Works contains thirteen volumes of correspondence by way of the mature Marx and Engels, masking the interval from 1844 via 1895.
Although the accrued Works is the main entire number of the paintings by means of Marx and Engels released to this point in English, it isn't their whole works. A venture to put up the pair's entire works in German is anticipated to require greater than one hundred twenty volumes.

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Download The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the by Jeremy Rifkin PDF

By Jeremy Rifkin

The capitalist period is passing - no longer quick, yet unavoidably. emerging in its wake is a brand new worldwide collaborative Commons that may essentially rework our lifestyle. satirically, capitalism’s dying isn't really coming by the hands of opposed exterior forces. quite, The 0 Marginal fee Society argues, capitalism is a sufferer of its personal luck. extreme pageant throughout sectors of the economic climate is forcing the advent of ever more recent applied sciences. Bestselling writer Jeremy Rifkin explains that this festival is boosting productiveness to its optimum aspect the place the marginal rate of manufacturing extra devices is almost 0, which makes the product basically loose. In flip, earnings are drying up, estate possession is changing into meaningless, and an economic system in response to shortage is giving technique to an financial system of abundance, altering the very nature of society.

Rifkin describes how hundreds and hundreds of thousands of individuals are already moving components in their monetary lives from capitalist markets to international networked Commons. "Prosumers" are generating their very own info, leisure, eco-friendly strength, and three-D revealed items at approximately 0 marginal expense, and sharing them through social media websites, leases, redistribution golf equipment, bartering networks, and cooperatives. in the meantime, scholars are enrolling in monstrous open on-line classes (MOOCs) that still function at near-zero marginal expense. And younger social marketers are constructing ecologically delicate companies, crowdsourcing capital, or even growing replacement currencies within the new sharable economic system. hence, "exchange value" available on the market - lengthy the bedrock of our economic climate - is more and more being changed by way of "use value" at the collaborative Commons.

In this new period, id is much less guaranteed to what one owns and extra to what one stocks. Cooperation replaces self-interest, entry trumps possession, and networking drubs autonomy. Rifkin concludes that whereas capitalism could be with us for no less than the following part century, albeit in an more and more decreased position, it's going to not be the dominant paradigm. we're, Rifkin says, coming into an international past markets the place we're studying find out how to dwell jointly collaboratively and sustainably in an more and more interdependent international Commons.

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Download Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty PDF

By Thomas Piketty

What are the grand dynamics that force the buildup and distribution of capital? questions about the long term evolution of inequality, the focus of wealth, and the clients for financial development lie on the center of political economic system. yet passable solutions were difficult to discover for loss of enough facts and transparent guiding theories. In Capital within the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a special selection of information from twenty international locations, ranging way back to the eighteenth century, to discover key monetary and social styles. His findings will remodel debate and set the time table for the following iteration of thought of wealth and inequality.

Piketty indicates that glossy financial development and the diffusion of data have allowed us to prevent inequalities at the apocalyptic scale expected via Karl Marx. yet we haven't changed the deep buildings of capital and inequality up to we notion within the confident a long time following international warfare II. the most driving force of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the speed of financial growth—today threatens to generate severe inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. yet fiscal tendencies aren't acts of God. Political motion has curbed harmful inequalities long ago, Piketty says, and should achieve this again.

Listen to Piketty talk about the ebook at the KPFA (Berkeley, CA) express Against the Grain

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Download This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein PDF

By Naomi Klein

An important ebook but from the writer of the foreign bestseller The surprise Doctrine, a super rationalization of why the weather obstacle demanding situations us to desert the center “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the worldwide economic system, and remake our political systems.

In brief, both we embody radical switch ourselves or radical adjustments could be visited upon our actual international. the established order is not any longer an option.

In This adjustments Everything Naomi Klein argues that weather swap isn’t simply one other factor to be smartly filed among taxes and future health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to mend an economy that's already failing us in lots of methods. Klein meticulously builds the case for the way hugely decreasing our greenhouse emissions is our greatest likelihood to concurrently lessen gaping inequalities, re-imagine our damaged democracies, and rebuild our gutted neighborhood economies. She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream eco-friendly tasks. and he or she demonstrates accurately why the industry has not—and cannot—fix the weather predicament yet will as a substitute make issues worse, with ever extra severe and ecologically destructive extraction tools, followed through rampant catastrophe capitalism.

Klein argues that the adjustments to our dating with nature and each other which are required to reply to the weather difficulty humanely shouldn't be considered as grim penance, yet really as one of those gift—a catalyst to rework damaged monetary and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering ancient wounds. and he or she records the inspiring routine that experience already all started this approach: groups that aren't simply refusing to be websites of additional fossil gas extraction yet are development the following, regeneration-based economies correct now.

Can we pull off those alterations in time? not anything is bound. not anything other than that weather swap adjustments every little thing. And for a truly short time, the character of that fluctuate remains to be as much as us.

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Download Political Economy and Global Capitalism: The 21st Century, by Robert Albritton, Bob Jessop, Richard Westra PDF

By Robert Albritton, Bob Jessop, Richard Westra

Robert Albritton, Bob Jessop, Richard Westra (eds.)

This quantity brings jointly unique and well timed writings by way of the world over well known students that consider the present trajectories of world capitalism and, within the gentle of those, give some thought to most likely, attainable or fascinating futures. It deals theory-informed writing that contextualizes empirical learn on present world-historic occasions and traits with an eye fixed in the direction of knowing a way forward for human, social and fiscal betterment.

Reviews:

'This is an illuminating choice of essays on the place we're and the place we would turn out, from a uncommon overseas and interdisciplinary team of students and activists.' —Stuart Elden, affiliate Director of the foreign obstacles study Unit, Durham University

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Download Pathology of the Capitalist Spirit: An Essay on Greed, Loss, by David Levine PDF

By David Levine

Pathology of the Capitalist Spirit is set capital and in regards to the financial system that bears its identify. during this ebook, Levine argues that our pursuit of ever-more wealth within the type of capital expresses our dissatisfaction with the realm we are living in, with what we've and what we don't have. Capital embodies our wish for whatever assorted. simply because capital embodies this desire, it has turn into desire's item.

In his examine of capitalism, Levine explores the that means of capital as a social truth attached to basic human aspirations. The hyperlink among capital and the pursuit of a hoped-for country is mainly vital in gentle of the obdurate insistence at the a part of its critics that capitalism exists to serve the fabric pursuits of these whose vocation is to possess capital. This false impression ignores what's crucial approximately capital, that is its hyperlink to not pursuits yet to pray, particularly the wish that via amassing capital the person can in attaining an attachment to the good.

It is that this wish that blocks tolerance of any inspiration that there's whatever unfair within the capitalist's acquisition of wealth and that equity could be completed via its redistribution to others. it's also this wish that animates the capitalist method as a complete. And in that feel, this wish is the spirit of capitalism.

To advance this subject, Levine calls at the rules and writings of significant theorists concerned with realizing modernity and capitalism: Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, and Joseph Schumpeter.

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Download The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein PDF

By Naomi Klein

During this groundbreaking substitute heritage of the main dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free-market fiscal revolution, Naomi Klein demanding situations the preferred fantasy of this movement's peaceable worldwide victory. From Chile in 1973 to Iraq at the present time, Klein exhibits how Friedman and his fans have many times harnessed poor shocks and violence to enforce their radical guidelines. As John grey wrote within the dad or mum, "There are only a few books that truly support us comprehend the current. The surprise Doctrine is a kind of books."

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Download Collected Works, Volume 36: Karl Marx - Capital, Volume 2 by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels PDF

By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

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Volume 36 comprises quantity II of Marx's Capital released by means of Engels at the foundation of the author's unfinished manuscripts. quantity II offers with the circulate of person and social capital, its metamorphoses and its realisation within the type of worth and things.

MECW info:

Marx/Engels accumulated Works (MECW) is the most important choice of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It includes all works released by means of Marx and Engels of their lifetimes and various unpublished manuscripts and letters. The accumulated Works, which was once translated via Richard Dixon and others, comprises 50 volumes. It was once compiled and revealed among 1975 and 2005 by way of growth Publishers (Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (London) and foreign Publishers (New York).

The amassed Works includes fabric written by means of Marx among 1835 and his demise in 1883, and by way of Engels among 1838 and his dying in 1895. The early volumes comprise juvenilia, together with correspondence among Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. numerous volumes acquire the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.

Other volumes within the gathered Works include famous works of Marx and Engels, together with The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and formerly unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The accumulated Works comprises thirteen volumes of correspondence by means of the mature Marx and Engels, overlaying the interval from 1844 via 1895.
Although the accrued Works is the main entire number of the paintings via Marx and Engels released to this point in English, it isn't their whole works. A venture to submit the pair's whole works in German is predicted to require greater than one hundred twenty volumes.

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Download Knowing Capitalism (Published in association with Theory, by Nigel Thrift PDF

By Nigel Thrift

`This is an bold, unique, and complicated remedy of key points of up to date capitalism. It makes an enormous contribution since it profoundly destabilizes the scholarship on globalization, the so-called new economic climate, details know-how, unique modern company cultures and practices' - Saskia Sassen, writer of Globalization and its Discontents


`Nigel Thrift bargains us this kind of cultural research of worldwide capitalism that has lengthy been wanted - one who emphasizes the cutting edge power of world capitalism. The e-book avoids stale denouncements and gives in its place a view of capitalism as a kind of practice' - Karin Knorr Cetina, Professor of Sociology, college of Konstanz, Germany

Capitalism is widely known for generating a sort of life the place `everything sturdy melts into air'. yet what occurs while capitalism develops theories approximately itself? Are we getting into a within which capitalism might be acknowledged to own a brain?

These questions are pursued during this gleaming and thought-provoking ebook. Thrift seems to be at what he calls "the cultural circuit of capitalism," the mechanism for producing new theories of capitalism. The e-book strains the increase of this circuit again to the Sixties while a sequence of associations locked jointly to interrogate capitalism, to the current day, whilst those associations are relocating out to the Pacific basin and past. What have those theories produced? How have they been implicated within the speculative bubbles that characterised the overdue 20th century? What half have they performed in constructing our realizing of human relations?

Building on an inter-disciplinary method which embraces the middle social sciences, Thrift outlines a thrilling new idea for knowing capitalism. His booklet is of curiosity to readers in Geography, Social thought, Antrhopology and Cultural Economics.

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Download We Are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global by Notes from Nowhere PDF

By Notes from Nowhere

"The international is made of tales, no longer atoms."
--Muriel Rukeyser

we're in every single place is a publication of news, tales written by means of activists from front traces of resistance opposed to capitalism and fiscal globalization, stories of fight and uprising from members in a circulate of movments that's gaining flooring on each continent. those tales, instructed with either phrases and photographs, were gathered over the last 3 years through a collective of activists, writers and artists, all of whom have deep connections to the movement.

The ebook explores and celebrates what activist, educational, and media commentators have lately come to consult because the "anticapitalist" flow. one of many nice strengths of this stream has been its capability to re-kindle the belief of an international political venture, a venture outlined by way of notions of autonomy, ecology, democracy, self-organization and direct motion, notions that are explored in we're Everywhere.

The Stories:

Fifty-five tales and money owed from twenty-six nations run in chronological order. a few are hugely subjective, others are available the shape of collective declarations – all were selected not just for his or her skill to rfile key matters and occasions of the stream, but additionally for the standard in their writing.

On the pages of the e-book you can find a taxi driver’s account of organizing Seattle cab drivers throughout the activities opposed to the area alternate association rubbing shoulders with a Nigerian activist's tale of returning domestic from exile and witnessing a welcoming "Carnival of the Oppressed" at the comparable day that comparable "carnivals opposed to capital" have been last down monetary centres the world over.

Accounts of Thai villagers development protest villages within the direction of a mega dam combine with stories of riots opposed to water privatization in Bolivia, highway blockades by way of Argentinean activities of the unemployed, and the belief of a Papua New Guinean stream, through the net, that they're no longer by myself in scuffling with opposed to regulations imposed through the area financial institution. jointly those diversified writings mirror the essence of this circulation. The tales are framed through seven essays jointly written by way of the editors which discover a number of of many of the defining priorities and hallmarks of the movement.

Photographic Essays:

The publication is punctuated by way of ten picture essays, a few of which rfile yes occasions comparable to the worldwide days of motion (such as these in Seattle, Prague, and Genoa); others boost a key topic. The publication starts and ends with picture essays, delivering an available and encouraging means out and in of the publication.

The Format:

The ebook is kind of the dimensions of a brick, and is 520 pages lengthy. It comprises over a hundred and fifty photos, so much of which have been donated by means of self sustaining flow photographers. All structure and layout paintings was once performed by way of the collective,and to a definite volume, mirrors the variety in addition to the fluid nature of the worldwide pursuits resisting capitalism.

Reviews:

"We Are all over is the the 1st e-book to really catch and include the exuberant creativity and radical mind of the protest movements".
-- Naomi Klein

"...this publication is vital analyzing for someone who cares approximately our destiny, and weighs adequate to throw at somebody who doesn't."
-- The self reliant, London

"Out of the pages you could virtually pay attention the roar of the gang: 'Our resistance is as transnational as capital. we're far and wide. we're winning.' "
-- The Ecologist

"Here is an actual record of revolution."
-- the days, London

"This isn't a ebook, it's a brick with which to shatter cynicism."
-- Luther Blissett

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