Re: [OPE-L] Sergio Bologna, "Money and Crisis"

From: Francisco Paulo Cipolla (cipolla@UFPR.BR)
Date: Thu Mar 10 2005 - 15:23:13 EST

were you able to get part 5 of Bologna´s article on "Money and Crisis"?
It seems to get nowhere after part 4.
P.S. By the way, thanks for the many interesting sites and articles that you
keep posting on the list.

glevy@PRATT.EDU wrote:

> Follow the links for the rest of the article. Published in 5 parts.
> In solidarity, Jerry
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> Sergio Bologna, "Money and Crisis"
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> "Money and Crisis:
> Marx as Correspondent of the New York Daily Tribune, 1856–57"
> Sergio Bologna
> [Editorial Note: This article was written in 1973. It was a key article in
> developing the theoretical base of the newly emerging politics of
> working-class autonomy. This translation, presented here in five parts,
> was made by Ed Emery and John Merrington for an anticipated volume to be
> published by Red Notes: Selected Writings of Sergio Bologna. For further
> details, write to Red Notes, BP15, 2a St Paul's Road, London N1 UK]
> At the beginning of 1855, in a series of articles in the Neuer Oder
> Zeitung (11, 12, 20 and 25 January and in successive articles in the
> following months) Marx confronted the problem of cyclical crises and
> questions related to the British banking reforms of 1844. Already there
> were signs of the coming world recession of 1856–58 and it was urgent to
> set about analysing its causes.
> Marx's unpublished notes on Geldwesen, Kreditwesen, Krisen ("Essence of
> Money, Credit and Crisis") also date from the same period — November 1854
> to January 1855. The relation between the money form and general crisis
> must thus have been clear to him before the direct experience of the
> crisis of 1857. Even so, it seems historically legitimate to locate in
> this experience a decisive turning point in Marx, relating the early
> stages of his project for Capital to the need for building the base for an
> international revolutionary working-class party. It seems likely that this
> convergence of his theoretical and practical work would not have been so
> solidly achieved had it not been for the close scrutiny and stage-by-stage
> observation that he devoted to the monetary crisis of 1857. I have taken
> this as my starting point for a reading of the articles which Marx was
> writing about the crisis, articles which appeared in the New York Daily
> Tribune between June 1856 and December 1858. This story continues at:

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