« The 2018 Fields Medal and its Surprising Connection to Economics! | Main | Summer 2018 Journal of Economic Perspectives »

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Rulers of the World: Read Karl Marx!

From The Economist:

Rulers of the world: read Karl Marx!: ...The chief reason for the continuing interest in Marx, however, is that his ideas are more relevant than they have been for decades. The post-war consensus that shifted power from capital to labour and produced a “great compression” in living standards is fading. Globalisation and the rise of a virtual economy are producing a version of capitalism that once more seems to be out of control. The backwards flow of power from labour to capital is finally beginning to produce a popular—and often populist—reaction. No wonder the most successful economics book of recent years, Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”, echoes the title of Marx’s most important work and his preoccupation with inequality. ...

    Posted by on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 12:24 AM in Economics, Income Distribution | Permalink  Comments (144)


    Comments

    Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.