By Marta Harnecker
During the last few a long time Marta Harnecker has emerged as one in every of Latin America's such a lot incisive socialist thinkers. In A global to Build, she grapples with the query that has bedeviled each move for radical social switch: how do you build a brand new international in the framework of the outdated? Harnecker attracts on classes from socialist activities in Latin the USA, particularly Venezuela, the place she served as an consultant to the Chávez management and used to be a director of the Centro Internacional Miranda.
A international to construct begins with the fight for socialism at the present time. Harnecker bargains an invaluable evaluate of the altering political map in Latin the USA, studying the trajectories of numerous innovative Latin American governments as they paintings to enhance substitute types to capitalism. She combines research of concrete occasions with a elegant theoretical realizing of grassroots democracy, the nation, and the boundaries imposed by means of capital. For Harnecker, twenty-first century socialism is a old procedure in addition to a theoretical venture, one who calls for mind's eye at least braveness. She is a lucid advisor to the routine which are scuffling with, immediately, to construct a greater global, and an immense voice if you desire to keep on with that direction.
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Next, Marx uses his analytical apparatus to emphasise I Vo). I, Part VIII, U The So-called Primitive Accumulation ". • Vol. I, p. 171<+'); Vol. 111, p. <+». ' In itself, this is nothing but a verbal point; Land and capital produce no value, for value is the product· of labour-time. 3 Whether we choose. to say that capital is productive, or that capital is nt:cessary to make labour productive, is not a matter of much importance. What is important is to say that owning capital is not a productive activity.
643(71). AN ESSAY ON MARXIAN ECONOMICS the workers is destroyed by these means, and real wages fall again. ' The situation which Marx consider~ most favourable to a rise in wages is an increase in the stock of capital without any change in technical methods or in the ratio of capital to labour. Employment per unit of capital is then constant, and as capital expands employment increases and unem. J Increasing productivity of labour he does not regard as favourable to rising wages. I t is assaciated with increasing capital per man, so that a given amount of capital offers a faIIing amount of employment.
Vol. I. p. 39. (61). , . Vol. I. p. 251(69)• oe • Vol. I. p. 634('0). • Vol. I. p. 643(71). AN ESSAY ON MARXIAN ECONOMICS the workers is destroyed by these means, and real wages fall again. ' The situation which Marx consider~ most favourable to a rise in wages is an increase in the stock of capital without any change in technical methods or in the ratio of capital to labour. Employment per unit of capital is then constant, and as capital expands employment increases and unem. J Increasing productivity of labour he does not regard as favourable to rising wages.