Ecological Economics and Classical Marxism

  title={Ecological Economics and Classical Marxism},
  author={J. Foster and P. Burkett},
  journal={Organization & Environment},
  pages={32 - 60}
  • J. Foster, P. Burkett
  • Published 2004
  • Economics
  • Organization & Environment
  • This introduction to “Socialism and the Unity of Physical Forces” reassesses Sergei Podolinsky’s place in the history of ecological economics together with Marx and Engels’s reaction to Podolinsky’s work. The authors show that contrary to conventional wisdom, Podolinsky did not establish a plausible thermodynamic basis for the labor theory of value that could have been adopted by Marx and Engels. Moreover, Marx and Engels did not neglect nor abruptly reject Podolinsky’s work as is commonly… CONTINUE READING
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