Marx and Monetary Theory

In the context of the current crisis, with ‘quantitative easing’ to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars on the one hand and the rush to liquidity that accompanies financial crises on the other, it may be useful to take a look at how Marx’s economic theory relate to issues of money and monetary policy. The aim here is to provide a clear and understandable overview of what Marx’s theory of money was, how it relates to our current-day monetary system internationally, and how this relates to his value analysis generally. I will not aim to say anything particularly new or original, nor go into everything in the depth it really deserves, but I will limit myself to providing a general popular overview, as much as the rather abstract nature of the subject allows. Continue reading “Marx and Monetary Theory”