Quick Note #4
Right-Wing Marxism and Braudel
The quickly derivable conclusion from Braudel’s work on capitalism is that the state isn’t the only thing opposed to markets but also capitalists, i.e., the bourgeoisie.
Anything other than the robotic-like bourgeoisie, which are under transcendental capitalist imperatives imposed socially through the means of production themselves that Marx describes, are nothing more than a folly, a practice in humanism.
My split with the Austrian school comes out of the fact that the entrepreneur is not something I champion. Following Land, the humanism of the Austrian school is something to be effectively rejected. A right-wing Marxist project, once divested of the labor theory of value and those conclusions derived from its identification as the law of value, is the way to go.
That what we have today is not capitalism, in its free market and non-monopolistic sense, should be easily ascertained by the fact that the world isn’t burning, or, if it is, that we don’t smell the napalm yet…