System Change Made Simple

Deconstructing Marx's Account of Class and Exploitation

October 12, 2022 Terry Leahy Season 3 Episode 6
System Change Made Simple
Deconstructing Marx's Account of Class and Exploitation
Show Notes

 This podcast considers central concepts of the Marxist account of class. Of systems of exploitation. Surplus, work, product, necessary labour, reproduction, use value. Marx and later Marxists give an account of class that relies on ideas about human nature. The theory assumes these ideas which are not always explicit. It is only in this way that we can look at world history and create an overview of systems of exploitation.