Karl Marx

The Marx Memorial Library

A short visit to the Library.

No jobs and no workers? Strange contradictions of capital accumulation in Australia

An attempt to grasp what recent reports of both rising unemployment and a skills shortage means tells us about capital accumulation in Australia

2009 Interview with IHU Online - Robert Kurz

A wide-ranging and comprehensive summary of Robert Kurz’s views on capitalism, economic crisis, gender relations, the environmental crisis, postmodernism, abstract labor, Marxism, the failure of the left, technological change, the State, etc., transcribed from an interview that took place three years before his death.

Robotics and labor: the nightmares of reified consciousness - Robert Kurz

A short 2010 article by Robert Kurz, reflecting on the crisis of abstract labor in capitalism and the development of productivity through robotics and automation, considered in the context of the depletion of fossil fuels and the simultaneous economic-environmental crisis.

Eleven theses on Feuerbach - Karl Marx - audiobook

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The “Theses on Feuerbach” are eleven short philosophical notes written by Karl Marx in 1845. They outline a critique of the ideas of Marx’s fellow Young Hegelian philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach. The theses form a basis for the activism emphasised by Marx’s work, and this short text is perhaps best known for its ending – a Eureka for revolutionary socialism. Recorded as an audiobook by LibriVox.

Wage-labour and capital - Karl Marx - audiobook

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Orignally written as a series of newspaper articles in 1847, Wage-Labour and Capital was intended to give a short overview, for popular consumption, of Marx’s central threories regarding the economic relationships between workers and capitalists. Recorded as an audiobook by LibriVox.

Authoritarian Communism and Libertarian Communism - Max Nettlau

This brief survey of the historical and philosophical differences between authoritarian and libertarian communism, written by the anarchist historian Max Nettlau in 1928, exemplifies the “anarchism without adjectives” which, confronted by the Bolshevik experience, reacted by reasserting the particularly liberal and pluralistic roots of the anarchist tradition and denouncing the “doctrinaire rigidity” that hinders the formation of “the great union of all men of good will” that is the only force that can successfully oppose the worldwide trend towards barbarism and fascism.

International exchange and the law of value (conclusion) - Isaak Dashkovskij

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Dashkovskij wrote a 3-article series on international trade. The present article is the conclusion. Under the Banner of Marxism, 59-91, no. 5, 1927. See also the translation of the preceding part (no. 4, 1927).

International exchange and the law of value - Isaak Dashkovskij

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Second part. Under the Banner of Marxism, p. 131-151, no. 4, 1927 Also see concluding third article.