For nearly 170 years, the thought of Karl Marx has justified fierce opposition to capitalism. But, in retrospect, was his critique at all in alignment with reality? Should it matter to us anymore?
The March issue of Pegasus, coming your way, suggests a new take on Karl Marx and Adam Smith. Consider them as storytellers, not as scientists. What are their storylines? What do they seek to teach us through story?
Please join us for a round table discussion over Zoom on Karl Marx and how to critique capitalism at 9:00 am (CST) on Tuesday, March 28.
Now, last year, we sent out a special issue of Pegasus wherein I contended that Marx did not at all understand capitalism and the universal human process of wealth creation. Rather, I suggested, he only saw rent extraction as the basic human approach to the acquisition of economic assets. Thus, he came up with a theory of capitalism as nothing more than rent- seeking. You can find my essay here.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is free and will last about an hour.