Henryk Grossman Works, Volume 3: The Law of Accumulation and Breakdown of the Capitalist System, Being Also a Theory of Crises (Historical Materialism) (Paperback)

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By Henryk Grossman, Rick Kuhn (Editor), Rick Kuhn (Translator)
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The Law of Accumulation and Breakdown of the Capitalist System, Being also a Theory of Crisis was Henryk Grossman's most important, influential, and also the most denounced of the preeminent economist's works. In a moment when Marxist economic thinking was beginning to calificy around the needs of official Soviet political policy--with the Comintern uplifting theories that proved the possibility of stability and allowed for accommodation--Grossman's opus would come to be seen as a challenge to the developing orthodoxy.

Through a careful analysis of classical political economy, combined with his own economic modelling and the rediscovery of Marx's method in Capital, Grossman illustrates how the capitalist system, even when operating under supposedly ideal conditions, will by its own logic run into economic breakdowns. Grossman's recovery of Marx's own explanations for capitalism's crises and breakdown tendency is as timely as ever, and thanks to the wonderful translation by Rick Kuhn, is now available for the first time to English readers.

This is the third volume in a substantial multi-volume reference work collecting and translating all of Grossman's writings.

About the Author


Henryk Grossman (1881-1950) was the preeminent Marxist economist of the twentieth century. He was the founding theoretician and secretary of the Jewish Socialist Party of Galicia; a Professor at the Free University of Warsaw; then, as a member of the Institute for Social Research, at the University of Frankfurt; and later at the University of Leipzig.Rick Kuhn is a member of Socialist Alternative in Australia. In addition to numerous other publications, he wrote the Deutscher Prize winning biography Henryk Grossman and the Recovery of Marxism (University of Illinois Press, 2008), co-authored Labor's Conflict: Big Business, Workers and the Politics of Class (Cambridge, 2011) and edited Class and Struggle in Australia (Pearson, 2005).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781642597790
ISBN-10: 1642597791
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 577
Language: English
Series: Historical Materialism