Book Review: Marixism without Marx: Recent Interpretations of the Economic Crisis

Roth, Gary
Date Written:  2012-06-03
Publisher:  Insurgent Notes
Year Published:  2012
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14252

Paul Mattick’s, Business As Usual, and David McNally’s, Global Slump, each focuses on a single, primary aspect of Marx’s theory as a means to explain the current crisis. For Mattick, the point of entry into the economy is money; for McNally, it is competition. This propels them in very different directions, largely a function of how close to Marx they remain. Mattick’s book takes the form of an extended essay that warrants close reading. McNally’s lengthier treatment is both breezier and polemical.

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