[Marxism] Meghnad Desai book

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Feb 16 17:29:17 MST 2004

>Has anybody read this book?  This is the professor at the London School of
>Economics who writes that Marx failed to see that capitalism can eliminate
>scarcity as well as inequality. Who argues that as the most effective mode
>of production for wealth creation, capitalism has been hugely successful for
>increasing life expectancy, etc etc...it is the best arrangement for the
>alleviation of poverty, etc etc...there is no rival mode of production as an
>alternative...attempts at socialism have only ushered in barbarism and
>bloodshed...or is anyone aware of any reviews of this book?

Marxist economist Fred Moseley has a review of "Marx's Revenge" at:


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