Tion The original capitalism of *free trade which had made England so rich had evolved to a ater stage of *trade which had made England so rich had evolved to a ater stage of capitalism in which competition has given way to coercion so rich had evolved to a ater stage of monopolistic capitalism in which competition has given way to coercion gives plenty of persuasive evidence of the predatory and anticompetitive behavior of the cartels in steel railroads oil and electricity to name a few The tycoons at the top divided the world into fixed territories and set the prices If competitors appeared they were bought out or crushedProfits are bigger if you control the cost of raw materials yourself this is achieved by capturing the territory where they re produced This is where a national element enters
the cartels different countries don t necessarily play nicely with each other their agreements can collapse The cartels of each country drive their country s colonial agenda Lenin shows how Earth was completely parceled into colonies in the second half of the 19th century And since World War I ed to a big realignment of these one has to wonder what role colonial competition played in that ferocious conflictIn the ast century most colonies have achieved nominal independence But war remains a big business Why exactly is it that one country one possessing vast resource wealth is invaded to seize its nonexistent weapons of mass destruction while another country one possessing no resource wealth is eft alone despite actually possessing such weapons I m speaking of Ira and North Korea but other examples come to mindWar is justified to credulous voters in terms of ideology security or even emotional slights but its real business appears to be what it has always been the seizure of assets by forceV I Lenin saw this 100 years ago He thought that Marxism was the cure Apparently it isn t So the disease rages onThe ancient dictum still applies cui bono who benefits Or in the words of the Watergate source Deep Throat follow the money Lenin followed the money but neither he nor anyone else has been able to do much about it First I need to rant a ittleDear Lenin I am against the state I am against imperialism militarism colonialism statism I am against interventionism discriminationpositive and negative of economic agents by the state that breeds African American Literature in Transition, 1830-1850 long standing cartels and monopolies I am for a free market foriberty and for private property My position can be described and falls into the category of ibertarianism a position you never thought about and you may consider absurd But my position althrough I do not hold the pretension of absolute truth or of covering all possible nuances of human activity and morality my position is way consistent and moral then yours This book has big propaganda and rhetorical value but it is a abuse and total ack of economic knowledge Firstly Lenin dose not bother to make a distinction between real capitalism and crony capitalism His definition and usage of the term capital unveils his illiteracy in economics Thus he throws statistics after statistics in witch he dose not take into consideration inflation and the money supply over the years Capital for him in marxist tradition is just a monetary abstraction that just regenerates and generates new capital noting to itHis rhetoric on monopoly is a smart one But I fail to understand what is his definition of monopoly The possible phenomenon that may occur under capitalism are exaggerated and misunderstood to serve his purpose the advance of his theory on the inevitable progress of free market capitalism to imperialism Yet he dose not consider the help the state has gave to those firms That is crony And if monopoly is bad for him Dose he realize that a socialist super state monopoly is the worst possible Yes monopoly and cartels form under capitalism But they also dissolve under true capitalism The concentration of capital also BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) leads to the flooding with consumer goods for the population witch Lenin skilfully ignores Yes as competition diminishes the flooding of the masses with consumer goods is reduced but even a monopoly in shoes wants to sell shoes to all people and wants all people to be able to buy shoes The argument of the hiding and stockpiling of consumer goods for speculation is again silly Yes the phenomenon of speculation is real but a firm can not speculate by stockpiling in the event of a future major shortage and in the same time produce at the sameevel and pay wages It is an impossibility and another example of the exaggerations marxist employ to demonize capitalism Speculation on the scale for the scope and in such a class conspiracy manner as marxist dreams never happensHis chapter on the banks is pure stupidity You can not speak of bancking without mentioning fractional reserve banking His figures of the asset of banks is irrelevant when you clearly do not know about monetary expansion by private and central banks The chapters on imperialism statism and militarism may be worth but it is poisoned with his attempt to put those ill tendencies of states as attributes of capitalism Everything wrong is because capitalism What a stupid and dangerous simplification of evil What about the evil within you Lenin. 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Summary Империализм как высшая стадия капитализмаThis is the second book I ve read by Lenin This One S Short This one s short and theoretically sweet Could a Marxist ask for In this book Lenin is exploring the contradictions inherent in 18th century capitalism and the resolution capitalism seeks within its own structures to resolve the contradiction or the negation of the negation which euals Imperialism For Lenin the increased concentration of the means of production by those who win on the free market even if winning means cheating and free market is a misnomer will rise to a monopoly position Lenin of course seems spot on about this observation and this view is now generally accepted hence trust busting heavy state regulation the reuirement for too big to fail intervention etc Monopoly is a stage of capitalism we ve come to accept it and Lenin chose to fight against it Lenin believes again rightfully so that members of an industrial and productive monopoly will begin to sit on the board of directors intermingle with and holds strong ties with monopoly banks or those that garner profit via Finance Capital Again this is no surprise today If you analyze who sits on the board of most of Wall Street s banks along with GE Lockheed Martin Shell etc you l find the same names cropping up Thus there is no real democracy in this free market there is influence and oligarchy A financial oligarchy to be preciseThis oligarch will then be sure to guarantee that finance capital works in its interest and prevents up and comers from usurping their position or even damaging their position as the newest Monopoly Man Moreover whereas the Capitalism of Marx s period was obsessed with exporting commodities once all colonies are fully colonized and the territory is fully seized by the state finance capital enters through the back door hell maybe even the front sometimes armed ie with the state police or US military on its side to cease exporting commodities and begin to export capital Capital will serve as the catalyst for production in the colony where the colony will begin to do the exporting of raw materials as backed by finance capital from a hegemon albeit Lenin doesn t use this term and ship the resources back to the hegemon while
Paying Interest On Theinterest on the capital ent to it Thus Imperialism is what follows successful colonization Again check out what the US was doing in Latin America after WWII and the Middle East now and it s hard to deny Lenin s claimsThere is a new development though in Capitalism a negation of imperialism if you will Now the oligarch doesn t just shift from board to board acting in its own interest but it shifts from board to board to regulation agency to seat in congress to cabinet position in the White House etc using all these various outlets to act in the interest of monopoly capital This is now known as the revolving door phenomena in Washington Henry Paulson goes from Goldman Sachs to Secretary of Treasury to a private closed door meeting with Wall Street s oligarchy constantly acting in the interest of finance capital to name one example Of course I doubt any of this would surprise Lenin and it shouldn t surprise anyone else either only offend them Why isn t this book present in high school curriculums It clearly explains what the present system is and how its going to end up Self destruction wars and depletion of natural resources And for what so a few parasites can derive imaginary wealth Indeed human being claims to have bigger brain yet not that different from a yeast Hauntingly accurate in its predictions of finance capital Eerily prescient of the 2008 bank bailouts and America s overseas adventurism during the Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected Topics last 110 years If you think Ultraimperialism exists i feel bad for you son Capitalism s got stages and imperialism s the highest one The Essentials The economics of Imperialisma Monopoly Capitalism stage of concentrated production reached inate 19th century as it dominates profitability efficiency resilience during capitalist crises while controlprofit remains private Petty bourgeoisie want to return to free competition while Tens of thousands of huge enterprises are everything millions of small ones are nothing b Finance Capitalism concentration of banks and industry given the growing use of finance capital controlled by banks employed by industry resulting in the financial oligarchyc Colonial foreign policy accumulated capital exported abroad to achieve greater profits cheaper costs instead of invested domestically Accelerated division of the world for its raw materials and markets Super profits of imperialism used to bribe the Alien Generals Chosen Brion Brides labor aristocracy in the core capitalist countries where Marx had envisioned the socialist revolutions regressing to opportunist reformism and social chauvinism includes interesting tidbit of Engels and Marx discussing this tendency in mid 19th century Britain Obviously out of such enormous superprofits since they are obtained over and above the profits which capitalists sueeze out of the workers of their own country it is possible to bribe theabour Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family leaders and the upper stratum of theabour aristocracy And that is Vladimir Lenin created this hugely significant Marxist text to explain fully the inevitable flaws and destructive power of Capitalism that it would ead unavoidably to imperialism monopolies and colonialism He prophesied that those third world countries used Ust what the capitalists of the advanced countries are doing they are them in a doing are bribing them in a different ways direct and indirect overt and covertThis stratum of workers turned bourgeois or the abour aristocracy who are uite philistine in their mode of ife in the size of their earnings and in their entire outlook is the principal prop of the Second International and in our days the principal social not military prop of the bourgeoisie For they are the real agents of the bourgeoisie in the working class movement the abour ieutenants of the capitalist class real vehicles of reformism and chauvinism In the civil war between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie they inevitably and in no small numbers take "THE SIDE OF THE BOURGEOISIE THE "side of the bourgeoisie the against the Communards Unless the economic roots of this phenomenon are understood and its political and social significance is appreciated not a step can be taken toward the solution of the practical problem of the communist movement and of the impending social revolutionImperialism is the eve of the social revolution of the proletariat This has been confirmed since 1917 on a world wide scaleThe Missing Not as comprehensive or as scathing as the topic demands but as Lenin explains in his prefaceThis pamphlet Damn near propheticImperialism reads ike Vladimir Lenin s attempt to write a sort of addendum or update to Marx s Das Kapital To provide a materialist statistically derived examination of the ways capitalism changed between the time of Marx up to the first world warThat sounds Dare To Be Hero like a dry theoretical project but what Lenin achieves here is almost scary This book is possibly the first coherent statement about the nature of capitalism once it transcends specific national origins and becomes a truly global phenomenon Here atast we are in the proper world of global finance that we still occupy 100 years ater In which global banks wielding staggering amounts of wealth have superseded industry as the real makers and breakers of economic ifeHe gets it all The panicked global rush to find new resource chains and new markets to sell to The cycles of war and peace that are the only ways those resources can be Incredible work about how capitalism made its own contradictions due to free market giving as conseuence a new stage of economy Imperialism Lenin given us a study about how capitalism turned into a imperialism through a researches that he made of bourgeois data using a critical approaching in marxism This book was made when World War I began and socialism yet was seeing such as new alternative of see the The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature life Despite of data which Lenin used and the time the book was written this work contains current elements to understand the fall of capitalism in our times and how capitalism fell in parasitism what is manifested in wars of First World against Third World for its resources and economical routing Necessary in the study of marxism and economy Iike the book but it reminds me of a story I used to teach talented students at Hunter college and one of them a Russian girl wrote a book report on this for her political science class She sought to show how pro American she was by criticizing all of Lenin s assumptions and did a respectable job Little did she know that her Marxist professors at Hunter would be horrified by her analysis Her professor wrote in the margins to her paper Can t you see Lenin was right Inside the thicket of familiar Communist polemic are some thought provoking and still relevant insightsIn the 1990s I used to read The Globe and Mail and one of my favorite contributors was Donald Coxe who had a column in the business section Coxe is an investment analyst and he manages one or mutual funds of his own Recently I was reading an interview with him on BullionVaultcom a British website devoted to buying and selling gold and in the course of it he mentioned this book by Lenin praising it as a brilliant analysis of how the business machinations of the European powers Handbook for Teaching African Literature African Writers led to World War I Intrigued by this recommendation from a capitalist I respected I took the plunge and bought my own copy of Lenin s ImperialismNow I ve read it and while I think that Mr Coxe overstated the uality of this book I did find some valuable ideas in itFirst the negatives this is a Communist tract that is mainly preaching to the converted It is filled with the typical rhetorical clutter of name calling sarcasm and ad hominem jabs all of which severely impair the seeming objectivity and credibility of the author He spends much time excoriating other Marxist authors for their perversion of Marx s doctrines And it doesn t help that Lenin himself went on to become a dictator and a tyrantAllowing for all of that I found the book to be of definite interest For one thing Lenin is comfortable with facts and figures and he presents a number of short tables showing the growth of industrial and then banking monopolies and cartels in 19th century Europe and America He observes how the frenzy of colonialand grabs of the Indiras Objective Agronomy MCQs for Agricultural Competitive Examinations late 19th century followed hard on these developments and he infers a causal connec. Erely as capitalistabour would have no choice but to join the Communist revolution in Russia GREAT IDEAS Throughout history some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate dissent war.