Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Karl Marx: A Comparative Study of Two Critics to the Market Economy
Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 10, No. 18, First Semester 2008
25 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2008
Date Written: July, 24 2008
We present a comparison between the works of two great critics of the market economy: Rousseau and Marx. It shows their similarities and divergences, most important of which is the place they give to economic analysis in their intellectual and political theories. Whereas Marx built his political and scientific criticism on economic analysis, Rousseau believed this analysis could not be the starting point for understanding social organization. Their monetary theories can explain this difference.
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Keywords: monetary theory, market economy, Rousseau, Marx
JEL Classification: B11, B14, E40
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