Studies in the Labour Theory of Value

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Studies in the Labour Theory of Value
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Cover of the first US edition
Author Ronald L. Meek
Language English
Subject Labor theory of value
Publisher Lawrence & Wishart (UK)
Monthly Review Press (US)
Publication date
1956
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 372

Studies in the Labour Theory of Value (1956; second edition 1973) is a book about the labor theory of value by the economist Ronald L. Meek.[1] The book has been praised by commentators.

Summary[edit]

Meek discusses the labor theory of value,[2] and provides a brief account of the development of Karl Marx's economic ideas.[3]

Reception[edit]

A. W. Coats reviewed Studies in the Labour Theory of Value positively in Kyklos, writing that whether or not Meek was successful in his defense of the labor theory of value, he "certainly provided enough solid material to tax the ingenuity of students of Marxist economics."[1] Studies in the Labour Theory of Value was praised by the historian G. E. M. de Ste. Croix in The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World (1982),[3] and by the political scientist David McLellan in the 1995 edition of Karl Marx: His Life and Thought.[2]

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Coats 1975. p. 468.
  2. ^ a b McLellan 1995. p. 444.
  3. ^ a b Croix 1989. p. xi.

Bibliography[edit]

Books
  • de Ste. Croix, G. E. M. (1989). The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World: From the Archaic Age to the Arab Conquests. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 0-8014-9597-0.
  • McLellan, David (1995). Karl Marx: A Biography. London: Papermac. ISBN 0-333-63947-2.
Journals
  • Coats, A. W. (1975). "Studies in the Labour Theory of Value (Book Review)". Kyklos. 28 (2).  – via EBSCO's Academic Search Complete (subscription required)