The People's Science

The Popular Political Economy of Exploitation and Crisis 1816-34

Author: Noel W. Thompson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521893428

Category: History

Page: 264

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The work details the emergence, in the post-Napoleonic War period, of a growing popular interest in the critical potentialities of political economy. It considers why this occurred and discusses how the conceptual and analytical tools of political economy were utilised to formulate a critique of early industrial capitalism. The book examines the theories of labour exploitation and capitalist crisis which represented the essence of that critique both as they were elaborated by early-nineteenth-century British anti-capitalist and socialist writers and as they were popularised by writers in the working-class press of the period 1816-34. The book argues that by 1834 in consequence of the efforts of writers such as Hodgskin, Thompson, Gray, Owen and their popularisers the foundations of a distinctively anti-capitalist and socialist political economy had been established and widely disseminated. But these foundations were theoretically flawed. They were flawed by an overconcentration on the sphere of exchange which derived from a particular conception of the determination of exchange value under capitalism; an overconcentration which led on to the suggestion of remedies for the problem of working-class poverty and distress which were necessarily doomed to failure.
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The Labourer

A Monthly Magazine of Politics, Literature, Poetry, &c

Author: Feargus O'Connor,Ernest Charles Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Working class

Page: N.A

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New Moral World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rationalism

Page: N.A

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Dictionary of political economy

Author: Sir Robert Harry Inglis Palgrave

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economics

Page: N.A

View: 9092

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The History of Co-operation in England

Its Literature and Its Advocates

Author: George Jacob Holyoake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooperation

Page: N.A

View: 4875

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The Nautical Gazette

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Shipbuilding

Page: N.A

View: 8743

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The History of Co-operation

Author: George Jacob Holyoake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooperation

Page: 691

View: 5665

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