It’s out there now!

My long overdue book, The Long Depression, can now be purchased at Haymarket Books

http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/The-Long-Depression

and at Amazon US

https://www.amazon.com/Long-Depression-Marxism-Global-Capitalism/dp/1608464687

and at Amazon UK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Long-Depression-Michael-Roberts/dp/1608464687/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468512452&sr=8-1&keywords=the+long+depression

 

 

 

6 Responses to “It’s out there now!”

  1. erikness1 Says:

    Our plan is to review it in 4/16. The next after the next issue. It is Tore Linne Eriksen who is the book editor. He has asked a Young economist. I hope she delievers.

    Erik Mobil: 90044145 http://www.marxisme.no

    > Den 14. jul. 2016 kl. 18.08 skrev Michael Roberts Blog : > > >

  2. Wael Gamal Says:

    Congratulations..Any news on an epub version that can be bought?

  3. Roger Rees Says:

    Amazon? Anti-trade union, tax dodgers??? Dear, dear,

    Roger

    On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 5:08 PM, Michael Roberts Blog wrote:

    > michael roberts posted: “My long overdue book, The Long Depression, can > now be purchased at Haymarket Books > http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/The-Long-Depression and at Amazon US > https://www.amazon.com/Long-Depression-Marxism-Global-Capitalism/dp/1608464687 > and at Amaz” >

  4. Mike Says:

    Just received your new book here in Melbourne.

    Kondratiev cycles strike me as a sophisticated form of technological determinism. If the basis of capitalism is the value form of labour, and the dynamics of capitalism are predicated on the extraction and realisation of surplus value (which are in turn predicted on the ability of capitalism to secure a working class conducive to such extraction and realisation – which is necessarily and fundamentally a political and ideological process) I don’t see the basis for necessary waves of innovation as the primary basis for understanding the dynamics of capital.

    There is a difference between observing statistical trends and then asserting these trends are the primary drivers of how a global economy functions.

    Mike

    • michael roberts Says:

      Mike
      Lots of important points you make. It’s difficult to consider them all. In my book, I suggest that the key cycle is profitability and the longer Kondratiev cycle revolves round the profit cycle. The Kondratiev cycle links innovation waves with a basis for new capitalist expansion after a period of depression and the failure of the working class to replace capitalism. So I think that there is a link between the technological, economic and political. But I have to admit that this is the most tendentious part of my book and is open to refutation and criticism more than any other part.

  5. sweepsy Says:

    I’d love to read it in English, because I prefer the original language when I can understand it, but what about an Italian translation?

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