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Steve Weber UC Berkeley Marxist perspectives on international politics Social organization is driven by economics not security Technology is the driving force “Social relations” (aka politics) is the outcome
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Steve Weber UC Berkeley Capitalist society yields class conflict Between the owners of capital and the workers… not between states A deep conflict of interests that is the fundamental contradiction of capitalist society…. Why can’t it be reconciled?
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Steve Weber UC Berkeley The Labor Theory of Value Forget about exchange value or use value. Labor is the source of value-added. Relative prices reflect the quantity of labor that is embodied in a good. Capitalism homogenizes labor and then extracts surplus value from the proletariat.
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Steve Weber UC Berkeley Labor theory of value predicts capitalism’s collapse Workers learn to resist exploitation. Capitalists suffer a falling rate of profit.
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2011 for the course POLIT 1550 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Youngstown State University.

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