Episode 32: Making Marx Make Sense: The Early Years

Brendan interviews Andrew about his role in the development of the temporal single-system interpretation of Karl Marx’s value theory (TSSI). The interview focuses especially on Andrew’s personal experiences during the early years. In response to charges that Marx’s value theory and falling-rate-of-profit theory are logically invalid––leveled with increasing stridency in the late 1970s and early 1980s––Andrew and others independently discovered the TSSI and thereby showed that the logical errors attributed to Marx are actually created by his critics’ misinterpretations.

In the episode’s current-events segment, the co-hosts discuss recent Salon pieces by Amanda Marcotte and Bob Cesca, on Trump’s implacable “base” that will continue to endanger us once he leaves office.

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December 5, 2020

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