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This entry was posted on March 3, at 3: I posted a paper that I presented to the Association of Heterodox Economists in summer The circulation of capital is now key to understanding the structural crisis of capitalism not profitability.

The Crisis of Neoliberalism

They decline the bluntest of Marxist oppositions, which supposes a world divided only between owners and workers. It was this imbalance of financialisation and globalisation that caused the structural crisis of For Dumenil, the crisis of could not be caused by falling profitability because it rose from to Under monopoly capital the long-term growth trend is therefore sluggish, characterized by a wide, and even widening, underemployment gap.

Financialization, neo-liberal cgisis policies and monopoly concentration are closely tied during late capitalism.

My own simple attempts a few years back found some upswing in s but still not at the peak of the mids. In conjunction with this downward trend in the rate of profit, as the MR adherents concur, is a dramatic fall in the average annual real rate of leevy investment beyond inventories. You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. The idea is that somehow if we change our language then people will be more receptive to our ideas.


The present epoch is salient in the aspect that the extension of commodity production is now virtually complete on a world scale.

Business cycles are replaced with an overarching tendency to stagnation, which is itself only periodically transformed into prosperity to the degree in which surplus absorption can be made successful.

My own work own on found evidence of a profit rates lower than a decade earlier b a decline in triggering the first fall in October and then further declines no doubt hastened by the financial falls in In the depth of the financial collapse all capitalist goverments resorted to government support to the failing banks. It was not falling profitability. Gerard Dumenil and Dominique Levy have made important contributions to the understanding of Marxist economics over the years.

President Obama could lead such an alliance in a similar way. Namely, the US rate of profit peaked inthen fell back ceisis a low inthen in the era of so-called neoliberalism, it rose to peak in Join Our Mailing List: This generated excessive consumption and inadequate investment.

Left economists like Fred Mosley have convincingly pointed out fluctuating patterns in the average rate of profit since the end of WWII which shows an overall downward trend. In this unique sense, monopoly capitalism is said to suffer from chronic overaccumulation, which it attempts to counteract through a multiplicity of waste generating activities that absorb the surplus without arresting the central dynamic of overaccumulation.

Suffice it to say that I dont agree with your analysis and conclusions on the causes of the the current crisis — my views are best summed up in my book, The Great Recession. It provides charts and data on the rate of profit.


The Crisis of Neoliberalism — Gérard Duménil, Dominique Lévy | Harvard University Press

Indeed, based on that view, in earlyI predicted the Great Recession would take place in Or, if both matter, how they correlate? Yet profit rates fell the same.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Under these conditions, the main economic constraint was no longer the generation of surplus, but rather its absorption, i. In the neoliberal era, the managerial class sided with the capitalist financial class and the popular class was on the back foot.

It seems that, for Dumenil, every crisis is different.

This transfer is undertaken, they argue, with near indifference to what happens below some platinum plateau—even as the failures and contradictions of the economic system inevitably drive the entire structure toward disaster. Where do you start with all this? The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. Luxemburg said it was underconsumption and others said it was disproportionality. Plus as you say there are plenty of marxists who would disagree.

But they equally dumenjl the endless proliferation of categories and distinctions, the slippery slope of micro-differences that leads to the paradoxical homily of conventional American thought: Michael Roberts Blog blogging from a marxist economist. This was especially the case if you looked at after-tax profitability and not overall profitability.