Analytical focus and outcomes in political economy

What the mind focuses on determines what you get. This is the kind of statement that can be found in the philosophies of many self-help practices. Continue reading

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Class and exploitation: worth overcoming?

Marxist political economy makes the concept of class an organising principle in its analysis. It emphasises that under capitalism, as under previous and less sophisticated modes of production, exploitation of the subordinate by the dominant class is inevitable and part of the definition of a particular mode. Continue reading