Components
and Sources
of

MARXISM

Three 
Components

Three 
Sources

Dialectical
Materialism

German
Philosophy

Historical
materialism

 French
Socialism

 

Political
Economy

 

English
Classical

 

Dialectical Materialism

Relations

Change

Contradictions

Progress


 

 

thesis
-------                  


 

antithesis    
-------------
negation


synthesis
-----------

negation

of
 negation

Essence
Appearance

Evolution
 Revolution

Negation
of Negation

 

Historical Materialism

  Superstructure  

Politics Law
Science Art

 

 

Basis

Forces
of
Production

--> 
<--   

Relations
of
Production

   

Communism

Socialism

Communism

proper

synthesis

classless society

 


 

 

Slavery


 

Feudalism

 


Capitalism
 

antithesis
class societies



 

 

Primmitive

Communism

thesis

classless society


 

 

 

Forces of
Production
Technical Progress

Evolution
 

Class War
 

Revolution
 

Relations of
Production
Property Rights
Income Distribution

 

Marxian Political Economy
Theory of  (Labor) Value and Exploitation
 

c

'constant capital'

v

'variable capital'

s

'surplus value

 value  =  c + v  + s

rate of exploitation  = 
  s
=====
  v
rate of profit  = 
    s
=========
 c + v
organic composition of caspital  = 
  c
=====
  v

subsistence
wage

value of labor power

production price

 

 

Marxian Political Economy
Accumulation and concentration of capital 

Anarchy of the market

The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation

 

 

 

Marxian Political Economy
Model of Simple and Expanded Reproduction 

Conditions of Simple Reproduction
 

 X1t   =    Ct

Ct+1  =  X1t

Ct+1  =  Ct

 

Scheme of reproduction:


      X1t  = C1t  + V1t  +  M1t     

      X2t  = C2t  + V2t  +  M2t     

      -----------------------------------   

      X  =  C  +  V  +  M    
 

 

Conditions of Expanded Reproduction
 

 X1t   >   Ct

Ct+1  =  X1t

Ct+1  > Ct

 

 

 

 



 

Not understanding the process of a spontaneously-ordered economy goes hand-in-hand with not understanding the creation of resources and wealth. And when a person does not understand the creation of resources and wealth, the only intellectual alternative is to believe that increasing wealth must be at the cost of someone else. This belief that our good fortune must be an exploitation of others may be the taproot of false prophecy about doom that our evil ways must bring upon us.
-
Julian Simon



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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