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  1. The Accumulation of Capital
    Resource Type: Book
    Rosa Luxemburg's analysis of the inherent contradictions of capitalist accumulation.
  2. Africa rising? The economic history of sub-Saharan Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    An overview of the economic history of sub-Saharan Africa since independence (around 1960 for most countries).
  3. The Age of Finance Capital -- and the Irrelevance of Mainstream Economics
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Despite the fact that the manufacturers of ideas have elevated economics to the (contradictory) levels of both a science and a religion, a market theodicy, mainstream economics does not explain much when it comes to an understanding of real world developments. Indeed, as a neatly stylized discipline, economics has evolved into a corrupt, obfuscating and useless -- nay, harmful -- field of study.
  4. "As the Screw Turns"
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1968
  5. Das Capital, Volume 1
    A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1890
    Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, together with its legal, political, religious, artistic, philosophical and ideological manifestations.
  6. Das Capital, Volume 2
    The Process of Circulation of Capital

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1956
  7. Das Capital, Volume 3
    The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
  8. Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America
    Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    The four essays in this book offer a sweeping reinterpretation of Latin American history as an aspect of the world-wide spread of capitalism in its commercial and industrial phases.
  9. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I
    Economic Writings 1

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Containing the first full English translation, by David Fernbach, of the Introduction to Political Economy, as well as eight recently discovered manuscripts on pre-capitalist society, economic history, and capitalist crises, translated by George Shriver).
  10. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume II
    Economic Writings 2

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    This volume contains a new English translation of Luxemburg’s most important book, The Accumulation of Capital (1913) as well as her response to its critics. Taken together, they constitute one of the most important Marxist studies of the globalization of capital.
  11. Debt Bondage Or Self-Reliance
    A Popular Perspective on the Global Debt Crisis

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    Describes the effects of international debt on workers, the unemployed, and peasants who neither asked for or benefit from such debt. It describes the growing number of people's movements in Canada and developing nations who are struggling against austerity measures.
  12. A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  13. The Economy of Cities
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    Ideas about what makes cities rich or poor, how cities grow, and how city growth affects national economies.
  14. Encyclopedia of American Economic History
    Resource Type: Book
  15. The Enemy of Nature
    The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy you. Capitalism and its by-products -- imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the destruction of community -- are all playing a part in the destruction of our ecosystem.
  16. The Faltering Economy
    The Problem of Accumulation Under Monopoly Capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
    The essays in this volume are part of a radical attempt to grapple with the problems of advanced capitalist development without discarding the real theoretical breakthroughs made by Keynes.
  17. The Formation of the Economic Thought of Karl Marx
    1843 to Capital

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    Mandel discusses the development of Marx's economic ideas from their beginning to the completion of the Grundrisse. He combines a historical retrospective and a review of curent discussions on each of the subjects and problems central to Marxist economic theory.
  18. The Great Transformation
    The political and economic origins of our time

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Polanyi analyzes the social and political upheavals that took place in England during the rise of the market economy. Polanyi contends that the modern market economy and the modern nation-state should be understood not as discrete elements, but as a single human invention he calls the "Market Society".
  19. Imperialism: Pioneer of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
    Argues that the accepted theories of imperialism are profoundly flawed.
  20. International Bibliography of Business History
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
  21. International Directory of Company Histories
    Resource Type: Book
  22. The Logic of Marx's Capital
    Replies to Hegelian Criticisms

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  23. Man's Worldly Goods
    The Story of the Wealth of Nations

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines arose when they did, how they originated in the very fabric of social life, and how they were developed, modified, and overthrown when the pattern of that fabric was changed.
  24. Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 28
    Marx 1857 - 1861

    Resource Type: Book
    Economic Manuscripts of 1857-58.
  25. Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 29
    Marx 1857 - 1861

    Resource Type: Book
    Economic Manuscripts of 1857-58.
  26. Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 30
    Marx 1861 - 1863

    Resource Type: Book
    Economic Manuscripts of 1861-63.
  27. A Marxist History of the World part 29: The peculiarity of Europe
    e

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Why Europe? Why was it that the second great transformation in human existence - the development of capitalism and industrial society - was pioneered on the western edge of the Eurasian land-mass?
  28. A Marxist History of the World part 32: Lord, burgher, and peasant in medieval Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Feudalism is often portrayed as a stagnant system where little changed over centuries. The reality was a system that was more dynamic and productive than anything before it argues Neil Faulkner.
  29. Marxists Internet Archive
    Resource Type: Website
    Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
  30. The Myths of Reaganomics
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1988
    How well did Reagan succeed in cutting government spending, surely a critical ingredient in any plan to reduce the role of government in everyone's life? In 1980, the last year of free-spending Jimmy Carter the federal government spent $591 billion. In 1986, the last recorded year of the Reagan administration, the federal government spent $990 billion, an increase of 68%. Whatever this is, it is emphatically not reducing government expenditures.
  31. Nature of Economies
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Jacobs argues that since human beings exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect, we should look to the processes of nature for vibrant and flexible models of economic planning.
  32. Parasites in the Body Economic: the Disasters of Neoliberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Michael Hudson discusses his new book, "Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy."
  33. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 1: From the Beginning to the Eve of the French Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  34. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 2: From the French Revolution to the Present
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
  35. A People's History of the World
    From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative or ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
  36. The Perspective of the World
    Civilization and Capitalism 15th-18th Century, Vol. 3

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  37. Pre-Capitalist Economic Formations
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1964
    Thes notes of 1857-1858 throw light on Marx's views concerning the economic development of human society as a whole, from "primitive communism" to capitalism and socialistm. The notes deal partcularly with the epochs of historic development and their evolutionary stages.
  38. Radical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis of Monopoly Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
    A popular education pamphlet on the economic crises of monopoly capitalism.
  39. The Role of Economic Competition in Canadian Society
    A Statement to the Committee on Finance, Trade and Economic Affairs, House of Commons

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
  40. A Short History of Primitive Accumulation
    From Adam Smith to Angela Merkel

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    In Capital, Smith’s concept of “original accumulation” appeared as a word that could mean either original or primitive. Then in the English translation of the English translation of Capital “primitive accumulation” first appears.
  41. Some Reflections on the Evolution of Canada's Political Economy
    and its Implications on its Families and Communities

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1979
    This position statement by the Vanier Institute is originally published in the January 1979 issue of their newsletter Transition.
  42. The Transformation of American Law, 1870-1960
    The Crisis of Legal Orthodoxy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Morton J. Horwitz offers a sweeping overview of the emergence of the American national (and modern) legal system from English and colonial antecedents.
  43. The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism
    A Symposium

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979

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