Economía marxista para el Siglo XXI

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Obama, Marx, and the Minimum Wage


Photograph courtesy Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis.

The President announced on Tuesday, in his State of the Union address, that he will increase the minimum wage for federal contractors to ten dollars and ten cents. He wants, he said, to “give America a raise.” Raising the minimum wage appeals to those who “do not understand economics,” the former Representative Ron Paul argued recently: if you make it costlier for companies to employ each person, you lower the demand for workers and kill jobs. Representative Paul Ryan offered another view: “I think it’s inflationary,” he said. If you raise wages, companies’ costs go up, and then they raise prices to compensate.

These two arguments—which, combined, suggest that raising wages for the poorest winds up hurting the poorest—are very old. So old that in June of 1865, in London, Karl Marx interrupted work on “Das Kapital” to refute them. (más…)

“El debate sobre el rol del marxismo en la actualidad”: Marta Harnecker

Marta Harnecker participa en un seminario sobre la obra de Karl Marx en la Biblioteca de Santiago y la Universidad de Valparaíso.

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