Full Marx Series

Marx Library series in conjunction with the Morning Star newspaper.

Should I Join A Trade Union?

Submitted by Admin on Sun, 07/16/2017 - 16:14

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Part 4 of the Full Marx Library series in the Morning Star newspaper

YES, you should, especially if you’re an employee and certainly if there’s a trade union branch at your workplace and you should do so for a variety of reasons, from personal to political.

Am I Working Class?

Submitted by Admin on Sun, 07/16/2017 - 16:12

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Part 3 of the Full Marx Library series in the Morning Star newspaper

ECONOMIC class is a role that people occupy, not a tag that attaches to individuals. But if you want a label, the simple answer is yes, if you work for a living (you receive a wage) and you don’t own or control capital.

Is Private Property Peculiar To Capitalism And Do Socialists Want To Abolish It?

Submitted by Admin on Sun, 07/16/2017 - 16:09

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Part 2 of the Full Marx Library series in the Morning Star newspaper

NO, to both questions. Private property predates capitalism and will survive long after it has been abolished.

But it is important to distinguish personal possessions — your clothes, bicycle, your home (if you “own” it) from capital.

What is exploitation?

Submitted by Admin on Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:53

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Part 1 of the Full Marx Library series in the Morning Star newspaper

“EXPLOITATION” can mean taking unfair advantage of someone, emotionally or physically. But in economics, Marxists also use the term exploitation in a very specific, technical sense, relating to the way in which goods and services are produced and traded and who benefits.