[Marxism] Fwd: Getting a level playing field | Michael Roberts Blog

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Mar 6 05:27:01 MST 2017

Last year, there were a number of books that came out that helped to 
enlighten us both theoretically and empirically on the laws of motion of 
capitalism. But I think I missed one.  It’s The Great Leveller by Brett 
Christophers.  Christophers is a Professor in Human Geography at Uppsala 
University, Sweden.  His book takes a refreshingly new angle on the 
nature of crises under capitalism.  He says that we need to look at how 
capitalism is continually facing a dynamic tension between the 
underlying forces of competition and monopoly.  Christopher argues that 
in this dynamic, law and legal measures have an underappreciated role in 
trying to preserve a “delicate balance between competition and 
monopoly”, which is needed to “regulate the rhythms of capitalist 


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