Marxism as an Instrument of Bourgeois Ideology: A Reply to Ellerman

8 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2014 Last revised: 10 May 2015

Date Written: September 7, 2014

Abstract

Has Marxism inadvertently contributed to the perpetuation of the capitalist mode of production? David Ellerman answers in the affirmative. In this paper I endeavor to demonstrate that Ellerman's position stems from a fundamental misunderstanding of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels's critique of capital.

Keywords: anarchism, capitalism, communism, market socialism, marxism, philosophy, political economy

JEL Classification: B14, B24, D63, P13, P16, P30, P31, P32, P50, P51, P52

Suggested Citation

Acuña, Michael, Marxism as an Instrument of Bourgeois Ideology: A Reply to Ellerman (September 7, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2503865 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2503865

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