Post by: John Milios

Documentation, EconoFiction

Marx’s Monetary Theory of Value and Capital and Contemporary Capitalism

5 Mai , 2018  

Contemporary capitalism is characterized on the one hand by ‘liberalization’ of markets, flexibility and restructuring of production structures in a direction undermining the workers’ rights and living standards, and on the other by a huge expansion of the financial sphere. The aim of this lecture is to show that Marx’s ...

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EconoFiction

Karl Marx and the Classics

28 Apr , 2018  

Karl Marx and the Classics
An Essay on Value, Crises and the Capitalist Mode of Production

by John Milios, Dimitri Dimoulis and George Economakis

Marx’s Critique of Political Economy constitutes not a “correction”  of Classical Political Economy’s “mistakes” or “misunderstandings ”, but the formation of a new theoretical domain, shaping ...

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Marx’s Value Theory Revisited. A ‘Value-form’ Approach

12 Apr , 2018  

Marx’s  Capital  does not present an analysis of different economic ‘models’ of ‘themes’ (first the ‘simple commodity production’, then the ‘capitalist commodity’, etc.). It has a unique object of study,  the capitalist mode of production  (i.e. the immanent regularities and tendencies of capitalist social relations), which Marx analyses, first of ...

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The character of the crises: Seeking a way-out for the social majority

25 Mrz , 2018  

Dear comrades and friends,

In order to answer the question stated by the organizers of  this very important meeting, we must speak about neoliberalism and the financial sphere.Neoliberalism is a form of capitalist exploitation, i.e. of extracting surplus valueand stren gthening the power of capital over the working classes and ...

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Werttheorie, Ideologie und Fetischismus

16 Feb , 2018  

Werttheorie, Ideologie und Fetischismus

Dimitri Dimoulis, Jannis Milios

1. Die Frage des Fetischismus

Der Warenfetischismus ist ein “klassisches” Thema der marxistischen Literatur1. Er ist nicht nur ein zentraler Bezugspunkt für die Werttheorie und für die Analyse des bürgerlichen Rechts und Staates, sondern auch eine “große Konstruktion der modernen Philosophie”2. Die ...

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EconoFiction

After Brexit and Donald Trump: Is Nationalism challenging Neoliberalism?

29 Jan , 2018  

Dear friends and comrades,
I will argue that the return of statist and nationalist policies does not actually mean that Neoliberalism is being challenged. Neoliberalism is a form of capitalist goverrnmentality, a form of organizing the power of capital over the working classes and the social majority. It is based ...

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Documentation, EconoFiction

On the Character of Marxian Theory, “Ricardian Marxism” and the Role of F. Engels

21 Jan , 2018  

Exposition of the basic points of the Marxist theory of value and its ideological implications, of money (Parts I and II), of social capital and of crises (Parts III and IV) makes it clear that the theoretical analysis (the system of concepts and their logical implications) in question is not ...

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EconoFiction

ON MARX’S CRISIS THEORY IN THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF THE 3RD VOLUME OF CAPITAL

12 Jan , 2018  

The notion of capital overaccumulation, as constructed by Marx in Volume 3 of Capital on the basis of his “preliminary definition” of “absolute overproduction”, is considered in this paper as the key element of Marx’s crisis theory. Following what the author considers as the logic of Marx’s analysis, the paper ...

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“Third Persons” and Reproduction: A Note to R. Luxemburg’s Critique of Marx’s Reproduction Schemes

28 Nov , 2017  

 

George Economakis and John Miliosi

Abstract

The aim of the present paper is to critically present Rosa Luxemburg’s critique to Marx’s reproduction schemes of a pure capitalist economy in Volume 2 of Capital, as a point of departure in order to afterwards criticize the main postulate of (Marxist) ...

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The ‘Greek Crisis’ and the Austerity Controversy in Europe

22 Nov , 2017  

John G. Milios, Spyros Lapatsioras and Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos
Extreme austerity policies implemented by Greek and European governments after the outbreak of the 2008 global economic crisis constitute neither a ‘correct’ strategy for economic reform and development nor an ‘erroneous’ strategy, which could be amended through reasonable argumentation and discussion.
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Gesamtkapitalreproduktion und keynesianische Interpretationen von Marx

20 Okt , 2017  

Jannis Milios, Dimitris Sotiropoulos

 

1. Einführung

In diesem Aufsatz werden wir den Versuch keynesianischer Ökonomen diskutieren, die Marxschen Reproduktionsschemata im 2. Band des Kapital so auszunutzen, dass sie die Marxsche Analyse mit dem Keynesschen Prinzip der effektiven Nachfrage in Einklang bringen können – mit anderen Worten: Marx in einem Vorläufer ...

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EconoFiction

Economic Fluctuations, Cyclical Regularities and Technological Change: The U.S. Food Sector (1958–2006)

29 Sep , 2017  

Theofanis Papageorgiou, Panayotis Michaelides and John Milios
Abstract
Despite the fact that the U.S. food sector is a key component of U.S. manufacturing, it has attracted limited attention in the literature, so far. Infact, the recent food crisis shed somelight on different aspects of the food sector, its products and
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Imperialism or (and) Capitalist Expansionism. Some Thoughts on Capitalist Power, the Nation-State and the Left

22 Sep , 2017  

Abstract

This paper critically reviews some fundamental theses of the theories of imperialism. It claims that a theory of imperialism, if based on Marx’s theory of capitalism, shall on the one hand reject the traditional monopoly-capitalism approach and on the other adopt a broader definition of imperialism, denoting the (economic, ...

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Rethinking Imperialism

24 Aug , 2017  

Rethinking Imperialism A Study of Capitalist Rule
John Milios and Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos
For more than a century ‘imperialism’ has been a key concept in Left theory and politics, connoting both the aggressiveness and the overripe characteristics of modern capitalism, or at any rate of certain capitalist formations. Recent debates ...

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Schumpeter and Lederer on Growth, Technology, Credit and Business Cycles

10 Aug , 2017  

Panayotis G. Michaelides, John G. Milios and Angelos Vouldi
It is the purpose of the present paper to compare Emil Lederer and Joseph Schumpeter withrespect to their visions concerning the notions of economic growth, technology, credit and business cycles. Lederer, just like Schumpeter, used the distinction between statics and dynamics.
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