July 30, 2021

264. Why no Marxist revolution? (preview)

Karl Marx never advocated violent revolution, but he did expect that the power balance between capitalists and workers would change. On today’s podcast Steve Keen tells Phil Dobbie that Marx wrongly expected that profits would ultimately shrink, so workers would be fighting for a slice of a shrinking pie. That’s not happened. Perhaps the main reason we’ve avoided a violent revolution is because the poor have become richer, just not as much as the very rich. It could be a different story soon though, if the pie starts shrinking.

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