Organizer: Communist Worker’s Party (KTP)

Time: tuesdays 6th, 13th & 20th of june. 17.00-19.00.
Three study sessions (2 hours each)

Place: Restaurant Toveri in Helsinki (address: Castreninkatu 3)

Teacher: Edmund Schluessel, the course is in English & Finnish

To register for the course before hand, send an email to or call 0442394197 before 2nd of june.

Study material has been selected by the teacher. People who have let us know before hand will get the materials in pdf-form for free. A physical paper version for the price of 5 euros is also possible.

The course:

Session 1: Marxist microeconomics. The labor theory of value, use vs exchange value, W = s + c + v. The organic composition of capital & rate of profit. Contradictions in the capitalist approach to the marketplace. Wage & price. Readings: selections from Capital vol 1 chapter 1 and elsewhere, “Introduction to Marx’s Capital” by Mandel

Session 2: Marxist macroeconomics (political economy & historical materialism). Modes of production & exchange, class relationships to production. Analysis of contemporary & current states. Readings: Mao, “On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People”; Trotsky, “In Defense of October”; Engels, “Origin of the Family, Private Property & the State” (selections); selections from Capital vol 1 & 2

Session 3: International political economy. Trade, colonialism & imperialism. Colonial & semi-colonial relationships. Marxist theory of crisis. Readings: Mariategui, “Seven Interpretive Essays on Colonial Reality”; Lenin, “Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism.”

Marxist Economics Course

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