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expedient reconciliations

Marx on vulgar economics: “In France and in England the bourgeoisie had conquered political power…It sounded the knell of scientific bourgeois economy. It was thenceforth no longer a question, whether this theorem or that was true, but whether it was … Continue reading

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socially necessary and artificial scarcity

No, this isn’t another post about video game money, but it does start there.[1] I think that the in-game currency that gets sold for real world money has more value (as in socially necessary abstract labor time) than the video … Continue reading

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Conversations on Capital

  Everyday there is a new review of Piketty one just has to read. Unless the recommendation is coming from JWMason I assume I actually do not. I believe I’m violating a rule of the internet by commenting on something … Continue reading

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Crises of real, imaginary, and symbolic money

My paper for the upcoming World Keynes Conference in Izmir.

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metal is not the point

I’ve recently spent some time reading non-academic discussions of Marx’s theory of money on various online forums. I am not sure there is a nice way to say this, but it is a bit disappointing. There was much more metalism … Continue reading

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Crises of Real, Imaginary, and Symbolic Money

I’ve been busy, sick, tired, chilling, and so on – not that I ever planned to run a regular blog of any sort. But it has been a while and I’m on a long bus ride testing out the new … Continue reading

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on the internet, nobody knows Obama isn’t a Marxist

I make many mistakes. A while back I set up a google alert for “Federal Reserve.” I was interesting in the broad range of popular, journalistic, and academic representations of the Fed I would find on a daily basis throughout … Continue reading

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