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A Note on the Question of the Market Theory

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1896

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political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Summary of the Book 'A Note on the Question of the Market Theory':

The Bolshevik or Maximalist wing of the Social-Democratic Party was able to control the Soviet and the Committees in the early days of the Revolution its hold upon them has tightened and it is now stronger than ever. Yct it represents neither the best nor even the most numerous section of the people. Like the Okhrana or secret police system under the old rSgime its influence is based.upon the ignorance of the masses and upon methods of terrorism.. We have seen the Okhrana woiking ih alliance with the Bolsheviks under the autocracy we see the Bolsheviks acting in combination with the same dark forces under the Provisional C:overnraent Each side pursued and is still pursuing its own particular designs: the one towards extreme revolution tho other towards extreme. reaction. And as usual extremes meet. In the present instanco their union implies a particular danger for the country because their long-standing experience in terroristic and destructive activity gives them a formidable advantage over all the political parties that remain in the field of practical polities namely the Menshevik or Minimalist wing of the Social-Democrats led by NJ. Tchkheidze the Socialist-Revolutionary party represented by N1. Kerensky and the Constitu- tional-Democrats directed by M. Mliliukoff. The Bolsheviks and their allies Russian and German have been the smallest but the most active and influential force in RTussian politics they have always worked in dark and devious ways- through Rasputin Azeff and a host of spies informers and agents provocateurs beforc the Revolution through Lenin and a well-trained and organized army of agitators and dema- gogues since the Revolution. COALITIoN DISRUPTED. Not satisfied with undermining the authority of. the Provisional Government among the people and destroying discipline among the troops-forming committees that usurped the functions of local government sweeping away the Zemstvos. and municipalities and intro- ducing committees in the Army that usurped the cpmmand and reduced the hapless officers to the role of. mere duniniies-tbiey have sys- tematically and hitherto successfully combated the very principle of a coalition between Social- ist and non-Socialist partics. Al. Aliliukoff MI. Cutchkoff Prince Lvoff and other Con- stitutionalists wero slowly but surely forced to abandon their posts. Under tho Bolshevik pressure successive coalitions became more and more qpenly dominated by the Socialist element. Constitutionalists and moderate Socialists sought to work together. The forrner hoped thereby to save the country froni anarchy the latter realized.that revolutionary excesses woull lead to reaction and compromise Socialism. BEut neither of them could dlevelop the strengtl or the organization or the unscrupulous activity of the Bolsheviks. A1. Kcrensky himself a revo- lutionary politician of no mean order tried eon- clusions with the Bolsheviks sometimes with their own weapons but what could one man do against the constant insidious activity of the Bolshevik organization ? Ho was hanidicapped by his own antecedents by the fact that mary of the Bolshevik chieftains had been and nominally remained hiis political asseciates.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Note on the Question of the Market Theory':


... A NOTE ON THE QUESTION OF THE MARKET THEORY ...
... in his book, Industrial Crises in Modern England, Chapter 1, Part 2, The Market Theory last year, Mr. Bulgakov devoted his book, Markets under Capitalist ...
... No. 6, Capitalism and the Market, apropos of S. Bulgakov's book). In our opinion both Mr. Bulgakov and Mr. Tugan-Baranovsky have gone a bit too far ...
... wherein he analyses the realisation of the product, Marx very definitely explains the relationship of foreign trade and, consequently, of the foreign ...
... of its solution. For this reason it must be entirely discarded (Das Kapital, II 1, 469.[15] Our italics). Mr. Tugan-Baranovsky's solution of the question, ...
... II (op. cit., 123). This statement too is inaccurate. In addition to individual analyses of social reproduction (Das Kapital, III, 1, 289),[16] ...
... III Marx says: The conditions of direct exploitation, and those of realising it, are not identical. They diverge not only in place and time, but ...
... from this that the production of means of production can develop in complete independence of the production of articles of consumption and outside of ...
... individual consumption (III, 1, 289. Russian translation, 242).[18] In the final analysis, therefore, productive consumption (the consumption of means ...
... the analysis of realisation in Section III of Volume II. ? The analysis of realisation in Volume II does not in any way refute this contradiction ...
... and III of Capital. ? ? Let us proceed. Mr. Bulgakov accuses Mr. Tugan-Baranovsky of an incorrect assessment of the market theories of pre-Marxian ...
... to Adam Smith, who absolutely should have been treated in the greatest detail in a special exposition of the market ? theory absolutely ...
... by us does not, of course, give rise to any doubts the capitalists, according to our assumption, consume all their profits, so it is obvious that ...
... a step backwards in theory as far as the present ques- ? tion is concerned. It is likewise incorrect for Mr. Tugan-Baranovsky to state: The Say-Ricardo ...
... if its separate elements have been theoretically explained Mr. Tugan-Baranovsky compiled his own Schemes which differed from Marx's (and which ...
... into two departments (I: means of production and II: articles of consumption), although, as Mr. Bulgakov justly remarked, in this one division ...
... to assume that the capitalists in both departments have reserves, cf. p. 85) follows naturally from the general laws of the production and circulation ...
... ? NOTES ? [15] Karl Marx, Capital, Vol. II, Moscow, 1957, p. 470 [Transcriber's Note: p. 474 - DJR]. ? ?[p. 57] ? [16] ...
... monthly scientific, literary, and political magazine, published in St. Petersburg from 1894 by liberal Narodniks. Early in 1897 it was taken over by the ...
... his that appeared in his lifetime, and a classic of Portuguese literature.Vladimir Ilyich Lenin : A Caricature of BolshevismVladimir Ilyich Lenin : ...