1 hr 31 min

Myth of the Month 5: Capitalism Historiansplaining: A historian tells you why everything you know is wrong

    • Society & Culture

There is no such thing as capitalism. With debates over the relative meanings and merits of socialism and capitalism currently flaring up in the United States, we examine why “capitalism” is an undefinable and meaningless concept, and how it came nevertheless to hold a mythic and almost magical power over the minds of academics and ordinary citizens alike.
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Suggested further reading: Marx and Engels, "The Communist Manifesto"; Ellen Meiksins Wood, "Agrarian Origins of Capitalism"; Howard Brick, "Transcending Capitalism."

There is no such thing as capitalism. With debates over the relative meanings and merits of socialism and capitalism currently flaring up in the United States, we examine why “capitalism” is an undefinable and meaningless concept, and how it came nevertheless to hold a mythic and almost magical power over the minds of academics and ordinary citizens alike.
Please become a patron and contribute what you can in the spirit of knowledge and inquiry!
www.patreon.com/user?u=5530632

Suggested further reading: Marx and Engels, "The Communist Manifesto"; Ellen Meiksins Wood, "Agrarian Origins of Capitalism"; Howard Brick, "Transcending Capitalism."

1 hr 31 min