Is there a Wage Based Threshold in the Automation of Labour?

I’ve been reading up on the current stage in the automation of labour. The automation of industry seems to be more complex than Marx had originally anticipated. The main drive of automation has been the reduction in the cost of production. However, the question arises: is there a threshold, a point at which the cost…

From Marx to Goldman Sachs: The Fictions of Fictitious Capital

As published in Critique, based on a presentation given at the China Academy of Sciences, School of Marxist Studies in Beijing in November 2009, and at the Left Forum in New York City, March 20, 2010. Classical economists developed the labor theory of value to isolate economic rent, which they defined as the excess of…