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Resources on Marxian Economics

Link to economic articles by authors:

http://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/ugcm/3ll3/

Statement by professor on abuse of Adam Smith's theory on turning the pigs loose

 

Popular writing in this connection is far below the zero of knowledge or common decency.  On this plain not only is any real knowledge of the classical writers nonexistent, but their place has been taken by a set of mythological figures passing by the same names, but not infrequently invested with attitudes almost the exact reverse which the originals adopted.  These dummies are very malignant creatures indeed.  They are the tools or lackeys of the capitalist exploiters.  I think that has the authentic stylistic flavor.  They are extremely indifferent to the well being of the working classes.  Hence when a writer today wishes to present his own point of view in a special favorable setting, he has only to point to these constructs with the attitude of these reprehensible people and the desired effect is produced.  You’d be surprised how many well-known authors who have resorted to this device.—Lionel Robins—1939, Lectures for the London School of Economics.  The English classical economists included the 2 great Scottish philosophers David Hume and Adam Smiths, and their followers.  Among these followers are Thomas Malthus, David Ricardo, and John Stuart Mills.  Disc II, track 1, 1:30 ff.  From lecture at Cambridge given in the 1930s.  

 

Links from http://www.corporations.org/system/

 

If you don't know why corporate power is a problem, here are some websites that will explain the concept.

Challenge Corporate Power, Asserting the People's Rights campaign of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. They have a full Corporate Power Study Curriculum and Organizing Packets.

Timeline of Corporate Rights vs. People's Rights (also from WILPF)

Know Thine Enemy - A Brief History of Corporations

A Call to Citizens: Real Populists Please Stand Up!

Third World Traveler - magazine articles and book excerpts that offer an alternative view to the corporate media about the state of democracy in America

Corporate Control of American Democracy

Reclaim Democracy is dedicated to restoring democratic authority over corporations, reviving grassroots democracy, and revoking the power of money and corporations to control government and civic society.

Aurora Institute - promotes an understanding of how the very structure of modern institutions directly influences many of the social, economic and environmental problems we face in modern society.

Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy (POCLAD) and their Taking Care of Business booklet which started the modern anti-corporate movement, inspiring the groups above and local groups like:

Ending Corporate Governance

Top 100 Corporate Criminals of the 1990s

Study Reinforces Public Distrust of Corporations (Report on the Top 200 corporations from the Institute for Policy Studies)

Corporations Pages at GlobalIssues.org

Unequal Protection: The rise of corporate dominance and theft of human rights - book by Thom Hartmann

Corporate Welfare

Corporate Control of the Media

The Threat of Corporate Power

Corporate Control of the Government (Campaign Contributions to Politicians)

RACHEL's Environment & Health Weekly   Table of Contents and Index
Read the RACHEL series on corporate power, economic trends and political action in order:
308, 309, 316, 388, 396, 397, 409, 419, 421, 422, 426, 427, 433, 449, 451, 452, 455, 458, 459, 460, 461, 465, 488, 489

Are you convinced yet? Here are the solutions.

 

If you're up for more reading, RACHELS's has published many articles on corporate power...

Corporate Power and the Corporate Charter Reform Movement

Corporations Are Externalizing Machines As Sharks Are Killing Machines (RACHEL's #308)
New Strategy Focuses On Corporations (RACHEL's #309)
Clarification: Rights Of Corporations (RACHEL's #316)
The Corporation, Part 1 (RACHEL's #388)
The Corporation, Part 2: Assessing Business Impacts (RACHEL's #397)
The Corruption of our Democracy [Corporations] (RACHEL's #433)
Corporate Behavior (RACHEL's #449)
The Big Problems, Part 4: Controlling Corporations (RACHEL's #455 - charter revocation)
Fixing Corporations, Part 1: Legacy of the Founding Parents (RACHEL's #488)
Fixing Corporations, Part 2: Corporations for the Seventh Generation (RACHEL's #489)

Corporate Control of Government (campaign finance)

Money in Politics (RACHEL's #426)
Getting Money Out of Politics (RACHEL's #427)
Unfunded Mandates (RACHEL's #396)

Economic Trends

Economic Trends (RACHEL's #409)
Big-Picture Organizing, Part 2: Polluted Politics (RACHEL's #419 -- Contract "with" America)
Big-Picture Organizing, Part 3: Response To The Republican Contract (RACHEL's #421)
The Big Problems, Part 2: Positive Feedback (RACHEL's #451)
The Big Problems, Part 3: Corporate Danger (RACHEL's #452)

Mobilization: Coalition Building / Independent Politics

Ralph Nader's Democracy Toolbox, Part 1 (RACHEL's #348)
Ralph Nader's Democracy Toolbox, Part 2 (RACHEL's #349)
Speaking Truth To Power (organizing tactics) (RACHEL's #362)
A High-Wage, Low-Waste Future, Part 1 (RACHEL's #458)
A High-Wage, Low-Waste Future, Part 2: How Progressive People Can Unite (RACHEL's #459)
A High-Wage, Low-Waste Future, Part 3: A Democracy Campaign? (RACHEL's #460)
A High-Wage, Low-Waste Future, Part 4: Sustainable America, Part 1 [economics] (RACHEL's #461)
Sustainable America, Pt. 2 [economic development] (RACHEL's #465)

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