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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/8379/requiem-for-marx-back-in-print/

Requiem for Marx back in print

August 6, 2008 by

After the fall of communism, and certainly after this wide-ranging demolition of Marxism by Austrian scholars, who can possibly defend Marxism?

Plenty of people, many of them smart otherwise but uneducated in economics.

This book is the antidote, covering the whole history of this nutty and dangerous system of thought.

This book made its first appearance in 1992, and has been out of print all these years. It is fantastic to have it back and available in this very affordable edition.

{ 5 comments }

frank August 6, 2008 at 10:11 pm

Marxism has nothing to do with economics. It is strictly a distorted philosophical movement based on the false premise that a small group of individuals can make decisions for the masses. Much like Keynesianism it distorts economic principles for the purpose of achieving desired ends.

frank August 6, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Marxism like Keynesian theory is not based on economics but rather on philosophy. Both are conjured up from the premise that a small group of elite interventionists know what is best for the masses.

Brainpolice August 7, 2008 at 6:08 am

About the above comments: is not economics as such grounded in epistemology? This isn’t to defend marxism or keynsianism or anything, but I cannot possibly think of economics as if it is isolated from philosophy. Indeed, economic is meaningless without a strong epistemological foundations.

Inquisitor August 7, 2008 at 6:45 am

As well as ontological ones.

Miklos Hollender August 8, 2008 at 4:29 am

frank,

the correct definition is: Hegel’s dialectics + Feuerbach’s materialism

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