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Muere en París el teórico marxista Samir Amin

Redacción del diario La Jornada, domingo, 12 de agosto 2018 18:58

París. Uno de los pensadores neo marxistas más importantes de su generación, el economista, Samir Amin, colaborador de La Jornada, falleció este domingo a los 86 años en París, Francia, luego de complicarse un tumor cerebral que padecía, informó Telesur.

Amin, quien nació e l 3 de septiembre de 1931 en El Cairo, en una familia de padre y madre médicos, murió a las 14:18 horas.

La información fue dada a conocer por uno de sus colegas, el doctor en economía, Cherif Salif SY, quien publicó la noticia en sus redes sociales.

“Es una noticia muy impactante. Falleció Samir Amin después de un breve período de pérdida de memoria por un tumor cerebral y mucho sufrimiento. El mundo ha perdido a un gran pensador y activista, un humilde camarada y un amigo. Descansa en Poder y Paz, querido camarada Samir”, escribió Salif SY, y envió condolencias para la esposa y amigos del filósofo.

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David Harvey and Marxism – an incompatible relationship

Stavros Mavroudeas

 

There is a very clever definition about the poseur (in more derogatory plain English the popinjay). The definition goes as follows: a poseur is someone that is good in one thing which he underestimates because he thinks that he is very good in something else in which he is totally useless.

David Harvey is a typical example of such a poseur. He was a very competent economic geographer but he chose to abandon his field of expertise for becoming a self and media-proclaimed doyen in Marxist Political Economy. Since this turn he went from one blunder to the other but each time achieving a tremendous publicity by the media of the frivolous softy Western Left. He endeavoured in economic analysis making absurd and lousy arguments which discredited Marxism (and were easily disparaged by Mainstreamers like Brad DeLong). He then took on to explain Marx and rectify Marxism with equal incompetence.

He meddled with the theory of imperialism proposing his ‘New Imperialism’ thesis. The latter argues that modern imperialism is based on (violent) direct extraction (expropriation) rather than on indirect economic exploitation. In this way he unwarrantedly equated capitalist imperialism with pre-capitalist imperialism. Pre-capitalist imperialism operated within pre-capitalist modes of production. The latter were systems of exploitation based on relations of violence and power; that is on the direct forceful obligation of the exploited classes. A serf was not asked if he wanted to be one; he was obliged to be. On the contrary, capitalism is a system of exploitation based on the economy; that is on indirect economic exploitation. No capitalist obliges a labourer to become his employee (and thus be exploited by the capitalist). The only thing that obliges the latter is his inability to sustain himself otherwise. Harvey’s ‘New Imperialism’ inspired several other equally superficial theorists (for example some Marxisant proponents of ‘financialisation’) in following his utterly erroneous path.

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Grossman on capitalism’s contradictions — Michael Roberts Blog

Henryk Grossman, Capitalism’s contradictions: studies in economic theory before and after Marx, edited by Rick Kuhn, published by Haymarket Books. Rick Kuhn, the indefatigable editor, biographer and publisher of the writings of Henryk Grossman, has another book out on his work. Grossman was an invaluable contributor to the development of Marxist political economy since Marx’s […]

a través de Grossman on capitalism’s contradictions — Michael Roberts Blog

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