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Comrade 04/04/2020 (Sat) 01:26:02 No. 313 [Reply] [Last]
Is this a good book? Especially for a beginner?
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>>373 >No variable capital means no surplus value will be made, capitalism ceases. Shouldn't the second formula then be Value of C'= c + (v + s) and the first one just Value of C = c? Because just because you have constant capital doesn't mean you have to invest in variable capital. A contemporary example being that Philadelphia hospital. It's capital without the investment of variable capital and therefore it's just dead and not making a profit, so it's C = c.
>>375 The goal of investingen is getting a profit out of it. Do the workers there work for free?
>>376 *investments
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>>342 The amount of value in the economy never changes. Our perception of value is X and all movements of capitalism are to establish equilibrium with X. It is through this myopic rush to stabilize profitability that things like the profit rate drop, wages get squeezed, productivity goes up, etc etc etc when people try to use the government to act on, say, the min wage. Because capital is constantly trying to find equilibrium with what current rate of profit. Making more commodities means producing above the socially necessary labor time . (The time it takes on average to produce a particular commodity.) So, because you have, again, disturbed the current equilibrium by producing above the socially necessary labor time capital is going to try and stabilize and find the new rate of profit; everyone is going to mad dash to try and meet the new social standard of labor time and thus will raise the average above that of what once was the previous average; You need to understand, also, through this relationship that producing more and doing it more quickly means you are able to lower your prices and, as such, in order to keep up and not die out your competition is going to follow in your coat tails. It is through this process that the rate of profit or the ability to exploit surplus labor falls because when you raise the bar everyone follows suit, cutting their bottom line and creating a new standard over and over and over and over again. That is why making more commodities means less over all surplus labor value for the capitalists because everyone is constantly trying to sell their product for lower and lower in a myopic dash to make more profits while simultaneously cutting labor through innovation and increasing productivity.
It's fine. It shows that the "neoclassical economists really have to be the most brilliant among their peers to figure out that capitalism is killing everyone. But even when they reach this point, they still won't suggest to get rid of it, merely to reform it with 99 % global tax on the superrich etc.

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Historian 03/15/2020 (Sun) 10:31:06 No. 36 [Reply] [Last]
Post people from history who missed the mark.
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>>40 edgy
>>41 test
>>40 unbased.
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-Comrade Hoxha,, I think there are already enough bunkers... -There wil be never enough bunkers, comrade. Never..
>>456 blasphemy

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Descriptive Linguistics Comrade 04/05/2020 (Sun) 01:51:45 No. 360 [Reply] [Last]
>In the study of language, description or descriptive linguistics is the work of objectively analyzing and describing how language is actually used (or how it was used in the past) by a speech community. A language, its rules and words should be determined by the collective people who use it and not by academic institutions and scholars FUCK OXFORD DICTIONARY, FUCK RAE AND FUCK GRAMMAR NAZIS ignore the semi-cringy comic btw it was the best pic I could find as OP
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>>360 Yes.
>>360 I agree, and that's why socialism is when the government does stuff and when the government does everything that is communism :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDd
The opressed nations language, who not only purely lingüistic but also social biases due to the domination of the dominators language, need to be normalized and regulated to emancipate. That's why within Spain Galiza, the vasques and Catalonia have language institutions and dictionaries or why the USSR could go beyond the "grandrrusian" nationalism, caring about the federation languages of the others. Think about the opressed workers of a nation, that see how they own language is being killed to disposses them of a separate identity and prevent a national liberation.
>>391 Manolos will say this and then get extremely asshurt when Catalonia asks for independence
>FUCK GRAMMAR NAZIS Grammar anarchy!

Biochemistry Comrade 04/05/2020 (Sun) 06:08:02 No. 365 [Reply] [Last]
Anybody else here interested in biochemistry? Pic related: Carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenyl hydrazone (CCCP)
>>365 I am very interested in mycology and there is certainly some overlap. I am also very interested yeast that has been genetically engineered to produce pharmaceuticals in place of alcohol. I think the social and political implications of this technology are far greater and more imminent than most of the sci-fi tech that dorks are always on about. Do you do any agar work anon?
>>365 I am a third year bachelor student of biochemistry, cool to see fellow comrades on here

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The Incan Empire Satan-kun 02/29/2020 (Sat) 14:19:09 No. 72 [Reply] [Last]
Were they Socialist?
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By the account of most socialists “No.” Soviet And Chinese academic textbooks and most histories written from a socialist perspective describe the Incan empire as an “Agricultural slave state” similar to the Roman Empire etc I somewhat agree with this as none of the things the incans did were inherently socialist while some things hey did were inherently Feudal / Antiquated (Slavery etc)
>>72 No What anon says >>75 is true, the incas even forcebly relocated conquered tribes (now enslaved) to other parts of the empire, and scholars ans artisans too, as the mongols in Asia. And in the top a society bases of religious classes -the inka was the son of the sun- there was a nobility and religious structure that sucked as a leech the surplus of the ayllus (1/3 of the land for the inca, 1/3 for the sun, 1/3 for the ayllu) The important thing frankly is the ayllus, wich were the collective way to exploit the land. Mariategui and others saw a possible peruvian revolution (or a possibility of a based campesinado) with this historical precedent.
I'm pretty sure that when people refer to historical native American societies and their socialistic/communistic characteristics it is not usually the Incan Empire that gets mentioned. I cannot unfortunately not recall the name(s) of the societies though, maybe other anons can.
The various subjects of the Inca (which is the name of the ruling class of the society) didn't like being subjects very much from what I understand. Tribute was demanded and order was enforced just like in your typical feudal or slave system. You might say that the Inca were social fascists or social imperialists the same way the US would be if Bernie Sanders got his way on everything and continued US foreign policy. >>77 There were some civilizations (maybe those in North America like the Iroquois Confederacy being pseudo-demcon or something) that were a better case for socialism perhaps, but the thing is very little is really known now because so much was kept in oral traditions and what records existed were often outright destroyed.
>>72 They where Plato's Republic which is the same as NAZBOL GANG

Required reading for /edu/ Comrade 04/04/2020 (Sat) 13:57:53 No. 338 [Reply] [Last]
If you don't know what to read, if you don't know where to start, if you think you are a brainlet: read this book. The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation by Jacques Rancière.

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Spanish Civil War Comrade 04/02/2020 (Thu) 08:26:40 No. 305 [Reply] [Last]
Thread for discussing the spanish civil war. I start the thread with a short paper on Soviet Union's involvement 1936-1939.

The Soviet Archive Historian 03/05/2020 (Thu) 08:20:55 No. 86 [Reply] [Last]
Where do you find a comprehensive access to the Soviet archive? I really want to do more research using primary source to debunk reactionaries and Wehraboos. But trawling through the entire thing is just so time consuming. There’s a recurring problem with modern history books (and other entertainment forms) in the Anglo sphere where they always cite Cold War era history works which in turn cite Nazi, gusanos or just made up garbage (The gulag archipelago being the biggest one).
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>>86 not comprehensive, but Ismail has a lot of pdf versions of old soviet books and documents https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou?tab=uploads he's an old comrade from /marx/ as well
Here's one for the Stalin era: https://www.stalindigitalarchive.com/frontend/ And here's a masterpost on r/Communism for debunking common myths with sources: https://www.reddit.com/r/communism/wiki/debunk There's also this, but the UI is in Russian: http://www.rusarchives.ru/federal/rgaspi/
>>90 Here's another Russian archive: http://istmat.info/
>>91 Welp. All the more reason to finally learn Russian.
>>86 Somebody edit this image and replace fat nk piggy with stalin or something

Pls need help Cinoscraft 03/28/2020 (Sat) 12:19:43 No. 69 [Reply] [Last]
Please guy You can recommended book of history of africa ? in pdf format of course Pls... in spanish much better
>>69 There is a nice book on the country of Burkina Faso (from independence to after the 2014 revolt) called «Burkina Faso: A History of Power, Protest and Revolution» by Ernest Harsch, really good read.

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AU 0:26 / 10:17 The Bronze Age Collapse - Systems Collapse - Extra History Historian 03/28/2020 (Sat) 15:17:53 No. 68 [Reply] [Last]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkMP328eU5Q >The Bronze Age Collapse - Before the Storm - Extra History - #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMBM1qazAXE >The Bronze Age Collapse - The Wheel and the Rod - Extra History - #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-8uv4D7cOE >The Bronze Age Collapse - Fire and Sword - Extra History - #3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HaqpSPVhW8 >The Bronze Age Collapse - Systems Collapse - Extra History - #4

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