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Karl Marx (1818–1883)
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Commodities are objects that satisfy human needs and wants. Commodities are the fundamental units of capitalism, a form of economy based on the intense accumulation of such objects. This usefulness is its use-value, a property intrinsic to the commodity. Commodities also possess an exchange-value, the relative value of a commodity in relation to other commodities in an exchange situation. Unlike use-value, exchange-value is not intrinsic to a commodity.
Wage-Labor And Capital
The first question that Marx takes up in this text is the issue of the origins and determination of wages. He begins by evoking a simple scenario in which a worker is asked where his or her wages come from. Marx notes that when confronted with such a question a worker will simply reply by noting how much money they receive from their employer at each given day. Marx notes that this gives the impression that the employer is buying their labor, an abstract substance, with money, while the employee is simply selling their labor in exchange for money. Instead, what the employer is doing is buying labor power , which is put to use by the capitalist for a given period of time. But the capitalist could have used the money that he is paying the worker to buy some other commodity; this makes labor power substitutable for those alternative things that the capitalist could have spent his or her money on.
2. Introduction to. Karl Marx's. Wage Labour and Capital (Engels). This pamphlet first appeared in the form of a series of leading articles in the Neue Rheinische.
Capital , Labor , Wage , Wage labor and capital , Marx. Link to this page:. It does not mean a closed party-run system without demo-cratic rights. Those things are the very opposite of socialism.
One of the most important theoretical challenges facing us is developing a viable alternative to capitalism. Achieving this requires rethinking basic premises of social theory and practice, given the difficulties of freeing humanity from such problems as alienation, class domination, and the capitalist law of value. Keywords: socialism , value production , abstract labor , Communism , state.
M ore than a century after his death, Karl Marx remains one of the most controversial figures in the Western world. His relentless criticism of capitalism and his corresponding promise of an inevitable, harmonious socialist future inspired a revolution of global proportions. It seemed that—with the Bolshevik revolution in Russia and the spread of communism throughout Eastern Europe—the Marxist dream had firmly taken root during the first half of the twentieth century. That dream collapsed before the century had ended. The people of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Albania, and the USSR rejected Marxist ideology and entered a remarkable transition toward private property rights and the market-exchange system, one that is still occurring.
Labor Theory of Value
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