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

See all articles by Andrés Álvarez

Andrés Álvarez

Universidad de los Andes - Department of Economics

Jimena Hurtado

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics

Date Written: July, 24 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Alvarez, Andres and Hurtado, Jimena, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Karl Marx: A Comparative Study of Two Critics to the Market Economy (July, 24 2008). Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 10, No. 18, First Semester 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1174482

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Jimena Hurtado

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics ( email )

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