King’s College London Reading Capital Society presents….
‘Capital, Exploitation & Economic Crises’
A talk by John Weeks, author of the seminal work ‘Capital and Exploitation’ (re-written and soon to be republished as ‘Capital, Exploitation & Economic Crises’), who will trace a path from Marx’s analysis of commodities to the capitalist crisis of the twenty-first century.
Mon 11th Oct 2010
Room K4U.12, Strand Campus
King’s College London
The current economic crisis is the worst since the depression of the 1930s. Mainstream economics has failed to account for this disastrous collapse of financial assets, which required massive state intervention throughout the capitalist world. Karl Marx did anticipate this type of financial collapse, arguing that it was a product of the ‘fetishism of commodities’ inherent in the capitalist mode of production.
All welcome. Please see John’s website for further background reading – www.jweeks.org
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