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By Frantz Fanon

During this examine, Fanon makes use of psychoanalysis and mental idea to give an explanation for the emotions of dependency and inadequacy that black humans event in a white global. initially formulated to strive against the oppression of black humans, Fanon's insights at the moment are being taken up via different oppressed teams - together with feminists - and utilized in their fight for cultural and political autonomy. Like Marx, Fanon desired to switch the area in addition to to explain it. The sustained effect of his writings realizes this ambition.

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Domar, Essays in t he Theory ofEconomic Growth, · New York, 1957; etc. •, · 50 Introduction capital. 73 Credit expansion, for a certain time, covers the gap. But it can only postpone the crash, not avoid it. Overproduction now tends to spread from department II to department I. 74 Growing over­ production of commodities (over-capacity in a growing number of branches of industry), combined with growing over-accumu­ lation, must of necessity lead to sharp cut-backs in productive investment. Disproportionality between the two departments now jumps from an 'over-extension' of department I into an 'under­ development' of that department.

See the numerous monographs on specific branches of ind ustry which I cited in Late Capitalism, op. , pp. 199-204; 48. Apart from Volumes 2 and 3 of Capital, Marx's main contributions to crisis theory are to be found in Theories of Surplus- Value, London, 1969-72, and in his articles on current economic crises: see, for example, 'The State of Trade' (Neue Rheinische Zeitung, 7 March 18 49), in Marx/Engels, Collected Works, Vol. 9, pp. 3 -8; or various articles written in 1853 and 1856-7 for the New York Daily Tribune (Collected Works, Vols.

Uneven, disharmoni­ ous, mode of economic growth, which unavoidably leads to successive phases of declining rates of profit, and recuperation of the rate of profit as a result, precisely, of the consequences of the previous decline. This is true at least of the way in which this law operates over the seven-ten-year time-span -leaving aside, for the moment, the memento mori it implies for capitalism in a secular ·perspective. There can be little doubt that this multi-causal explanation of ·capitalist crisis, rather than any of the mono-causal variants, corresponds to Marx's own conviction, at least as expressed here .

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