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
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
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