Renaissance of Marxian Political Economists: Proud and Unbroken

When the Soviet Union fell in 1989 we heard that history was over and capitalism had won. As we know know now, that celebration was slightly premature, to say the least. What capitalist apologists failed to notice is that a new crop of economists has been studying Marxist crisis theory all the way back to the 70’s. People like Robert Brenner, Richard Wolff, David Harvey were not scholastic justifiers of Marx. They argued with and learned from each other. More recently Michael Roberts, Michael Perelman, Anwar Shaikh and Andrew Kliman continue to develop Marx’s theory to the contemporary capitalist crisis.

About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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