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Economics Transformed

Discovering the Brilliance of Marx

By (author) Robert Albritton
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Pluto Press, London, United Kingdom
Published: 1st May 2007
Dimensions: w 140mm h 216mm d 13mm
Weight: 291g
ISBN-10: 0745326579
ISBN-13: 9780745326573
Barcode No: 9780745326573
Is Marx relevant? Bringing to life the classic concepts in Marx's economic thought, Robert Albritton shows that he offers great potential for study. Deeply critical of the way economics is taught and studied today, this is a textbook that will appeal to anyone who wants a forward-thinking approach to the discipline that's free from the constraints of neo-classical orthodoxy. Taking up key aspects of Marx's work, including surplus value theory, dialectical reasoning and the commodity form, Albritton highlights their relevance in the modern world - and explains why mainstream economics has been so blind to their revolutionary potential. Written with style and clarity, it is perfect for economics undergraduates.

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'Robert Albritton's primer is so important: read it and you'll discover why Marxism matters more than ever' -- Noel Castree, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester 'In this major new work, an outstanding political philosopher at the height of his powers has given us the clearest and best argued case to date for an increasingly important interpretation of Marxist theory. ... [The book] will give its readers one of the most stimulating and pleasurable learning experiences they've had in a very long time' -- Professor Bertell Ollman, Department of Politics, New York University, and author of Alienation and Dance of the Dialectic