Sameer Essays

Sameer Kochhar
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Growth Finance: Essays in Honour of C. Rangarajan
bySameer Kochhar(Foreword), P. Chidambaram(Preface), Manmohan Singh(Foreword)
4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2011
ModiNomics
bySameer Kochhar
4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
ModiNomics: Inclusive Economics Inclusive Governance
bySameer Kochhar
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
Speeding Financial Inclusion
bySameer Kochhar, Sameer Kochhar, C. Rangarajan(Preface)
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2010
The Untold Story of Indian Reforms 1991-2016
bySameer Kochhar
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — 2 editions
Financial Inclusion
bySameer Kochhar(Editor), K.C. Chakrabarty(Editor), R. Chandrashekhar(Editor), Deepak B. Phatak(Editor)
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2009
Infrastructure Governance
bySameer Kochhar(Editor), Deepak B. Phatak(Editor), Gursharan Dhanjal(Editor), H. Krishnamurthy(Editor)
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2009
BSE: Journey of an Aspiring Nation
bySameer Kochhar
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
An Agenda for India's Growth: Essays in Honour of P. Chidambaram
bySameer Kochhar(Editor)
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2013
My Life, My Words
bySameer Kochhar
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2008
Growth and Governance: Essays in honour of Nandan Nilekani
bySameer Kochhar(Editor)
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Modinomics
bySameer Kochhar
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2014
Defeating Poverty - Jan Dhan and Beyond
bySameer Kochhar
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Building from the Bottom: Infrastructure and Poverty Alleviation
bySameer Kochhar(Editor), M. Ramachandran(Editor)
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2010
Urban Renewal: Policy And Response
bySameer Kochhar
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2012
India on the Growth Turnpike: Essays in Honour of Vijay L. Kelkar
bySameer Kochhar(Editor)
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2010
Policymaking for Indian Planning: Essays on Contemporary Issues in Honour of Montek S. Ahluwalia
bySameer Kochhar(Editor), C. Rangarajan(Foreword), P. Chidambaram(Preface)
0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2012


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Paperback, 96 pages
Cloth ISBN: 978-1-58367-424-6
Releasedate: November 2013
Also available as an e-book

In this slim, insightful volume, noted economist Samir Amin returns to the core of Marxian economic thought: Marx’s theory of value. He begins with the same question that Marx, along with the classical economists, once pondered: how can every commodity, including labor power, sell at its value on the market and still produce a profit for owners of capital? While bourgeois economists attempted to answer this question according to the categories of capitalist society itself, Marx sought to peer through the surface phenomena of market transactions and develop his theory by examining the actual social relations they obscured. The debate over Marx’s conclusions continues to this day.

Amin defends Marx’s theory of value against its critics and also tackles some of its trickier aspects. He examines the relationship between Marx’s abstract concepts—such as “socially necessary labor time”—and how they are manifested in the capitalist marketplace as prices, wages, rents, and so on. He also explains how variations in price are affected by the development of “monopoly-capitalism,” the abandonment of the gold standard, and the deepening of capitalism as a global system. Amin extends Marx’s theory and applies it to capitalism’s current trajectory in a way that is unencumbered by the weight of orthodoxy and unafraid of its own radical conclusions.

Samir Amin was born in Egypt in 1931 and received his Ph.D. in economics in Paris in 1957. He is director of the Third World Forum in Dakar, Senegal. His numerous works include The Law of Worldwide Value, Eurocentrism: Second EditionThe World We Wish to SeeThe Liberal VirusAccumulation on a World ScaleUnequal Development, and Spectres of Capitalism.

Marxian political economy, Samir Amin observes in Three Essays on Marx’s Value Theory, has all too often been content with the mere exegesis of Marx’s texts while failing to utilize his method to extend the critique of capitalism to the present. Representing a sharp departure from this, Amin’s revolutionary new work, Three Essays on Marx’s Value Theory, outlines the fundamental changes in the analysis of the system, including value theory, that are necessary in order to understand today’s ‘capitalism of generalized, financialized, and globalized monopolies.’ Three Essays on Marx’s Value Theory is an indispensable part of the theoretical synthesis that Amin has offered in recent years, including The Law of Worldwide Value and The Implosion of Contemporary Capitalism. To say that I highly recommend it to all of those concerned with these issues would be an understatement.

—John Bellamy Foster, editor, Monthly Review

What is splendid in Amin’s writing … is his lucidity of expression, his clear consistency of approach, and, above all his absolutely unwavering condemnation of the ravages of capital and of bourgeois ideology in all its forms … Amin remains an essential point of reference, and an inspiration.

—Bill Bowring, Marx & Philosophy Review of Books

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Book Type

eBook, Cloth

Publication Date

October 2013

Number of Pages

96

Cloth ISBN

9781583674246

eBook ISBN

9781583674253

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