Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
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Socialism, Markets, and the Critique of Money

The Theory of “Labor Notes”

Authors: Yuki, Tsuyoshi

  • Highlights original theories of labor notes, often neglected in favor of Mar's critique against them
  • Provides a deep understanding of Marx's theory of money as well as the limitations of labor notes
  • Offers valuable accounts of contemporary attemps of community money from a Marxist perspective
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of historical and international debates on the theory of “labor money” or “labor notes.” These debates exist in a triangular context of market socialism, communism (community-based socialism), and local currency, joining numerous socialists, anarchists, and Marx and Engels. Labor note theory encompasses theoretical, ideological, and practical doctrines aimed at designing a fair and desirable labor-based market or non-market economy by reforming the monetary and credit system. This theory was considered an unfeasible utopian idea in the context of orthodox Marxism, which is typically based on a historical study of surplus value doctrines. However, this book eschews Marx’s critique of “labor money” that limits the debate regarding a concrete alternative society, and instead proposes practical and gradual approaches to social reform by scrutinizing the primary sources of labor money theories and practical experiences and reconstructs their theoretical relationships.


About the authors

Tsuyoshi Yuki is Professor in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Saitama University, Japan.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Issues, Methods, and Scopes

    Pages 1-31

    Yuki, Tsuyoshi

  • Free Credit Versus Value Form Theory:

    Pages 33-58

    Yuki, Tsuyoshi

  • Theoretical Connotations of Marx’s Critique of the Theory of Labor Money:

    Pages 59-81

    Yuki, Tsuyoshi

  • Labor Note Theories of Robert Owen and Josiah Warren

    Pages 83-123

    Yuki, Tsuyoshi

  • William Pare’s Theory of Labor Notes:

    Pages 125-137

    Yuki, Tsuyoshi

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socialism, Markets, and the Critique of Money
Book Subtitle
The Theory of “Labor Notes”
Authors
Series Title
Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-80408-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-80408-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-78983-1
Series ISSN
2524-7123
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 278
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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