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New York News and Letters, "Uprooting the Capitalist Law of Value"

"Uprooting the Capitalist Law of Value"

New York News and Letters

News and Letters invites you to participate in our discussions on Monday nights at a new location:

MONDAY, JUNE 25 at 7:00 – 9:15 p.m. sharp


Presentation by Andrew Kliman on a 1948 essay by Raya Dunayevskaya, published in 2 parts in the April-May & June-July issues of News & Letters newspaper and on the website. In it she takes up the Soviet Union’s 1943 theoretical justification for state-capitalism—the assertion that the law of value still operates under socialism. From the essay:

“The break with the structure of Marx's CAPITAL lays the theoretical groundwork for a complete revision of Marxist economic theory, but the new edifice still remains to be constructed. It is no simple matter to extend the operation of the law of value to a "socialist" society. So solid was the structure Marx had built to prove the opposite that no one--not even the all-powerful Politburo of the Russian Communist Party--could merely circumvent what Marx called his major original contribution: the analysis of the twofold character of labor.”

Our next discussion after this one will be MONDAY JULY 16, when the topic will be our publications.
Discussions will continue weekly from July 16 through August 20. You can always check the website under “Events” or call the local phone for topics and other information.

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between Park and Madison Avenues, Manhattan

Admission is free; all are welcome.

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