By George Catephores
This article provides an straight forward exposition of the fundamental ideas of Marxist economics from the important principles of Marx himself via to the differing functions and reassessments made by means of next generations of Marxian economists. even supposing essentially meant for undergraduates and postgraduates following classes in Marxist economics, its transparent, non-mathematical therapy makes it appropriate for college kids of alternative disciplines.
George Catephores is financial Adviser to the leading Minister of Greece and was once formerly Senior Lecturer in Economics at collage university, London
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