Capitalism - further reading guide

Pyramid of the capitalist system
Pyramid of the capitalist system

libcom's guide to further reading on capitalist economics, crisis and the history of capitalism.

Submitted by Steven. on January 29, 2010

Capitalist economics and critique of political economy

*Karl Marx:
Wage-Labor and Capital
Value, Price, and Profit
Capital, Vol. 1-3
A Critique of Political Economy
The Poverty of Philosophy
Capital, Vol. 4 (Theories of Surplus Value)
1844 Manuscripts (Alan Freeman's web site, lots of TSS conference materials)
*Beyond Capital: Marx’s Political Economy of the Working Class – Lebowitz
*Open Marxism, 3 Vols. – Bonefeld, et al.
*Marx and Non-Equilibrium Economics – Freeman/Carchedi
*The Limits to Capital – Harvey
*Global Capital, National State and the Politics of Money – Bonefeld/Holloway, Eds.
*Reading Capital Politically - Cleaver
*'Decadence': The Theory of Decline or The Decline of Theory?, 3 parts - Aufheben Web Site
The Invention of Capitalism – M. Perelman
Marx's method in 'Capital': A Reexamination - Moseley, Ed.
New Investigations of Marx's Method - Moseley, et al, Eds.
Marx and Keynes: The Limits of The Mixed Economy – Mattick
Economic Crisis and Crisis Theory – Mattick
Essays on Marx's Theory of Value - Rubin
Marx’s Theory of Crisis – Clarke
Marx, Marginalism and Modern Sociology - Clarke
Capital and Exploitation - John Weeks
Women, Men and the International Division of Labor – Nash/Fernandez-Kelly, Eds.
Outlines of a Critique of Technology - P. Slater

The Transition to Capitalism

Arcane of Reproduction – L. Fortunati
Caliban and the Witch – S. Federicci
The Work of Love – dalla Costa
Man's Worldly Goods - Huberman
The Age of Revolution - Hobsbawm
The Age of Capital - Hobsbawm
The Age of Empire or Industry and Empire – Hobsbawm
*The Brenner Debate – Philpin/Aston, Eds.
The Origin of Capitalism – Wood
The Pristine Culture of Capitalism – Wood
*The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism – Holton, Sweezey, Dobb, et al.
The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture - D. B. Davis
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution - D. B. Davis
*Capitalism and Slavery – Williams
*The Many-Headed Hydra – Linnebaugh/Rediker
The Making of New World Slavery – Blackburn
Studies in The Development of Capitalism - M. Dobb
Social Origins of Dictatorship and Development - B. Moore, Jr.
The Rise and Fall Of The Great Powers - P. Kennedy
Absolutism and Revolution in Germany, 1525-1848 - Mehring
*Europe and The People Without History - Wolf
Religion and The Rise of Capitalism - R. H. Tawney
The Colonizer’s Model of the World – Blaut
The Invention of Capitalism – M. Perelman
A History of Capitalism – M. Beaud
The Structures of Everyday Life: Civilization and Capitalism - Fernand Braudel
The Wheels of Commerce: Civilization and Capitalism – Fernand Braudel
The Perspective of the World: Civilization and Capitalism – Fernand Braudel
Modern World System I-III – I. Wallerstein
The Capitalist World Economy - Wallerstein

Class Composition, Overaccumulation and Crisis (and related materials)

*The Politics of Change – Bonefeld, Ed.
*The Politics of Europe – Bonefeld/Psychopedis, Eds.
*Keynsianism, Monetarism and the Crisis of the State – Clarke
*Global Capital, National State and the Politics of Money – Bonefeld/Holloway, Eds.
*Historical Materialism, Issues #4, 5 (Critique of Brenner)
*The Remaking of the American Working Class, The Restructuring of Global Capital and the Recomposition of Class Terrain – L. Goldner (on website w/ debate on document)
Working Class Autonomy and the Crisis - Red Notes
Autonomous Struggles and the Capitalist Crisis
*Capital and Class, Issues #52, 67
Accumulation Crisis - J. O'Connor
From Capitalist Crisis to Proletarian Slavery - George Caffentzis
Midnight Oil: Work, Capitalism, Energy – Midnight Notes Collective
Cyber-Marx – Dyer-Witherford
Socialism or Barbarism – I. Meszaros
Empire – Negri
In Praise of Hard Industries – E. Fingleton

“Marxist” Political Economy of the Crisis (and related materials)

*Uneven Development and the Long Downturn - Robert Brenner, New Left Review #229
The Boom and the Bubble – Brenner
Turbulence and the World Economy - Brenner
Late Capitalism - Mandel
The Second Slump - Mandel
The Crisis - Mandel
Restructuring the World Economy - J. Kolko
The Falling Rate of Profit in the Post-War United States Economy – Moseley
After Liberalism – I. Wallerstein
The New Imperialism - Biel
Globalization: The Critique of a New Orthodoxy, Chris Harman, ISJ #73
Explaining the Crisis - Chris Harman
The Faltering Economy - Foster/Szlajfer, Eds.
The Limits of Capital - Harvey
U.S. Capitalism in Crisis – David M. Gordon
Super-Profits and Crises! - V. Perlo
Turbulence in Economics: An Evolutionary Appraisal of Cycles and Complexity in Historical Processes - Francisco Louca
Long Cycles: Prosperity and War in the Modern Age - J. Goldstein
Two Crises: Latin America and Asia 1929-38 and 1973-83 – A. Maddison
The Dynamics of U.S. Capitalism
The End of Prosperity
The Deepening Crisis of U.S. Capitalism
Stagnation and the Financial Explosion
The Irreversible Crisis



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