Thursday, May 22, 2014

A self-described Marxist reviews Piketty

Marxist Charles Andrews reviews Piketty.  Mostly on what a good book it is, but he says the book lacks the deep Marxist analysis that reform--while good and needed now--will never be completed or sustained under Capitalism.  The capitalist mode of production must ultimately be overthrown--that's what Piketty tries as hard as an American Liberal to deny.  But what Piketty does provide is impressive data which may lead others, who were not trained to hate state capitalism aka Communism as he was, to see how necessary reform, and ultimately overthrow, are.

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