Thursday, August 31, 2006

Interview with Paul LeBlanc

From Monthly Review:

Paul LeBlanc is what I have called an "organic intellectual," a scholar and activist who has risen directly out of the working class. Paul is the author of many books, including A Short History of the U.S. Working Class (Humanity Books, 1999) and Black Liberation and the American Dream (Humanity Books 2003), and is an internationally known and respected historian of the life and works of Rosa Luxemburg.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Noneconomic Objections to Capitalism.

Ludwig von Mises recognizes five objections to Capitalism. This post is excerpted from Part IV of his The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality.

I will post more on this soon, but I wanted to get the word out first.

Friday, August 04, 2006

The difficulty in finding Marx.

A blogger asks "Why is it that, as Economics students in the American academia, we are only trained with the (conservative) Smith and (liberal) Keynesian variety, with Smith getting the upper hand, and not even exposed to the equally valid theory of economic forces by Karl Marx?"

He then points out the sad state Marxist thought in typical American universities "Sadly enough, this extends even to graduate school. Marx is not even considered by the majority of Philosophy departments in the U.S. as a philosopher. One can hardly find a Philosophy course devoted to Marx, his influence, and/or his followers."