money

The Soviet wage system

Soviet rouble in 1961

Information about wage differentials in the supposedly "socialist" Soviet Union in the 1930s.

Furious gold

Marxism Furious gold Kautsky Hilferding Varga Korsch Marx Bauer

Additional materials to the (forthcoming) volume 'Marxist essays on the theory of money' (edited by Daniel Gaido and Noa Rodman).

Monetary crisis of capitalism: origin, development - Aleksei Stadnichenko

Translated from the Russian by Leo Lempert. Progress Publishers 1975. (Reproduced for reference only)

Council communism or councilism? - The period of transition

Jan Appel

Book review of Philippe Bourrinet “The Dutch and German Communist Left (1900-68); ‘Neither Lenin nor Trotsky nor Stalin!”, ‘All workers must think for themselves!’”, Leiden/Boston (Brill) ISBN 978-90-04-26977-4.

Money, treasure-building - Karl Kautsky

Kautsky money furious gold additional materials

Translation of two chapters from a section on the state in Kautsky's 1927 magnum opus on the materialist conception of history. (Reproduced for reference only)

Money matters - Karl Kautsky

example of Reichsbanknote

Translation of final one-third (pp. 140–56) of chapter seven (money) in Kautsky, Karl 1918, Sozialdemokratische Bemerkungen zur Uebergangswirtschaft [Social-democratic remarks on the transition economy]. (Reproduced for reference only)

The economy in transition to a "communist" society

A critique of the theses of the GIK and “labor coupons”, by Raoul Victor, compiled from excerpts from an exchange he had with Kees.

Two typical theories of money - A.P. Hazell

A.P. Hazell Marx money

The quantity theory of money from the Marxist standpoint. This article deals with Locke and Mill. It appeared in the Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 7, No. 1 (December 1898), pp. 78–85.

Bitcoin: Finally, fair money?

Bitcoins

Bitcoin is a decentralised digital currency, functioning without a central bank. But does it actually differ from "real" money, and can it help positive social change?

5,000 years of debt?

William Hogarth, "The Rake in a debtors' prison", from "The Rake's progress", 17

Aufheben's critical review of David Graeber's book Debt: The first 5,000 years.