Marxist political economy

An exchange on globalisation

24 November 2000

Dear WSWS Editorial Board:

A question on the economic reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union

By Nick Beams, 12 September 2000

Dear Editors,

Reply to a question on debt

3 August 2000

Dear Nick Beams,

Globalisation: The Socialist Perspective

Part Three

By Nick Beams, 7 June 2000

Nick Beams, a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party of Australia, recently completed a successful lecture tour of six Australian universities. Beams' lecture—Globalisation: The Socialist Perspective— was attended by students, academics, workers and professional people in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle and Canberra. The WSWS is publishing the lecture in three parts. Part One was published on June 5 and Part Two was published on June 6.

Globalisation: The Socialist Perspective

Part Two

By Nick Beams, 6 June 2000

Nick Beams, a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party of Australia, recently completed a successful lecture tour of six Australian universities. Beams' lecture—Globalisation: The Socialist Perspective— was attended by students, academics, workers and professional people in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle and Canberra. The WSWS is publishing the lecture in three parts. Part One was published on June 5 and the final part on June 7.

Globalisation: The Socialist Perspective

Part One

By Nick Beams, 5 June 2000

The advent of the 21st century has quite naturally prompted a retrospective examination of the past 100 years and raised questions about the future development of civilisation. Such questions are provoked not merely by the turn of the calendar but by the sense that society is passing through an immense transformation, which is going to shape events for generations to come.

Nick Beams replies on globalisation, Marx and political power

13 May 2000

To the WSWS,

WSWS Editorial Board member Nick Beams replies to a reader's question on the labour theory of value

29 April 2000

Dear Mr. Beams:

Nick Beams replies to a reader's question about the law of the falling rate of profit

29 March 2000

The following is a question by a reader in Germany concerning the law of the falling rate of profit and a response by WSWS Editorial Board member Nick Beams.

An exchange on the privatisation of public utilities

17 March 2000

Dear Editors,

Letter from a reader on Lenin and globalisation

15 March 2000

RE: Marxist internationalism vs. the perspective of radical protest. A reply to Professor Chossudovsky's critique of globalisation—By Nick Beams (21 February 2000).

Nick Beams replies to a reader on Lenin and globalisation

15 March 2000

In this polemic Nick Beams answers a World Socialist Web Site reader who disagreed with the assessment of globalisation made in Beams' reply to Professor Michel Chossudovsky's article “Seattle and beyond: disarming the New World Order”. Nick Beams is national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party of Australia and a member of the WSWS editorial board. ML's email is available through a link at the end of the article.

An exchange on socialist planning

4 March 2000

The following is a letter from a reader about socialist planning and a reply from World Socialist Web Site editorial board member Nick Beams.

Correspondence on the breakdown of the profit system

1 November 1999

The following exchange concerning the breakdown of the profit system is part of an ongoing correspondence between Nick Beams, a member of the World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, and WSWS readers over questions of Marxist political economy.

Correspondence on Marx's analysis of interest rates

19 October 1999

The following is a reply drafted by Nick Beams, a member of the World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, to an inquiry regarding Marxist economics and the role of rising interest rates in the onset of economic recession.

The speculative appreciation of the stock market: a reply to a letter

By Nick Beams, 30 August 1999

The following letter, written by WSWS Editorial Board member Nick Beams, replies to a message from a reader. The message is appended below.

The breakdown of the profit system

Letter from a WSWS reader

24 August 1999

The following letter was sent by a WSWS reader. A reply, by WSWS editorial board member Nick Beams, can be found at: http://www.wsws.org/articles/1999/aug1999/cor1-a24.shtml

The breakdown of the profit system: perception and scientific analysis

By Nick Beams, 24 August 1999

The following is a reply by WSWS editorial board member Nick Beams to a letter from a reader, IM. The reader's letter can be found at: http://www.wsws.org/articles/1999/aug1999/cor2-a24.shtml

The impact of growing labor productivity: a letter from a WSWS reader

20 August 1999

The following letter was sent by a WSWS reader. A reply, by WSWS editorial board member Nick Beams, can be found at: http://www.wsws.org/articles/1999/aug1999/corr-a20.shtml

An exchange of letters

The impact of increasing labour productivity on the crisis of profit system

By Nick Beams, 20 August 1999

The following is a reply by WSWS editorial board member Nick Beams to a letter from a reader, IM. The reader's letter can be found at: http://www.wsws.org/articles/1999/aug1999/cor2-a20.shtml

Correspondence from MM

13 August 1999

Dear Editors:

A reply to correspondence on Marx's theory of value

13 August 1999

The following is a reply by Nick Beams to a series of questions raised by MM on Marx's theory of value. The initial e-mail, plus selections from subsequent correspondence, can be found at:http://www.wsws.org/articles/1999/aug1999/val2-a13.shtml

Is economic value subjective?

23 June 1999

To the editor:

The law of value and the crisis of capitalism

By Nick Beams, 16 June 1999

The following is the third in a series of exchanges between Nick Beams, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Australia and WSWS editorial board member, and Stan R. The earlier exchanges are linked at the conclusion of the present correspondence.

Automation, the working class and the extraction of surplus value

27 May 1999

The following message responds to an earlier exchange between a reader and Nick Beams, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Australia and a member of the WSWSEditorial Board.

How is value determined: an exchange with a reader

By Nick Beams, 11 May 1999

To Nick Beams,

Correspondence on globalisation and the contradictions of capitalism

17 September 1998

The political economy of “New Labor”

By Nick Beams, 27 June 1998

Below we are reposting a review written by Nick Beams, a member of the WSWS Editorial Board and National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party, of a book entitled Civilising Global Capital by Mark Latham, the newly-elected parliamentary leader of the Australian Labor Party. The review, originally published on 27 June 1998, helps to clarify Latham’s political orientation and the direction that the Labor Party now intends to take.

Why are Trade Unions Hostile to Socialism?

By David North, 10 January 1998

The following lecture was delivered on January 10, 1998 to the International Summer School on Marxism and the Fundamental Problems of the 20th Century, organised by the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) in Sydney from January 3-10, 1998.