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Marx’s writings on Asia: A sober assessment

Marx’s writings on Asia: A sober assessment

Introduction Throughout most of recorded history, Asia has been the wealthiest region in the world. The riches of Asia attracted people from around the Old World, as exemplified by the travels of figures like the Venetian Marco Polo or the North African Ibn Battuta,...

Relative surplus value: The class struggle intensifies

Relative surplus value: The class struggle intensifies

Toward the end of our earlier introduction to surplus value, the heart and motor of the class struggle, we wrote that: “The rate of surplus value for the capitalist is the rate of exploitation for the worker. By merely prolonging the working day, the capitalist...