Rudolph Hilferding

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Hilferding

Worth reading above article. Link at bottom to online bibliography currently broken.

“Finance Capital” is an essential step from the period in which Marx and Engels wrote to the period of Lenin and Maksakovsky, frequently referred to in Lenin’s work on imperialism and Maksakovsky’s “The Theory of the Capitalist Cycle”.

This is the first English translation of one of the classical works of Marxist economic theory. When Rudolf Hilferding’s Finance Capital was first published in 1919 it was acclaimed by reviewers as a continuation of Marx’s Capital, and it has a major influence upon subsequent Marxist thought, especially in the analysis of imperialism where it provided some of the fundamental ideas for the theories of Bukharin and Lenin. But Hilferding’s work was much more than a study of imperialism, which was presented only in the last section of the book. It set out to examine the main tendencies in the development of the capitalist mode of production as a whole at the beginning of the twentieth century, beginning with an exposition of the theory of money (in which particular attention was paid to the growth of credit money), then analysing the increasingly important role of the banks in the mobilization of capital, along with the development of large corporations, cartels and trusts, and finally outlining a theory of economic crises. Hilferding’s book has, however, more than an historical interest. It is a model for any renewed attempt to understand the ‘latest phase of capitalist development’ in the closing decades of the twentieth century, and Hilferdin’s ideas still provide essential elements for the elaboration of theoretically enlightened and realistic policies in the socialist movement.

Rudolf Hilferding-Finance Capital_ A Study of the latest phase of capitalist development (Economic History) (2006).pdf

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In his pioneering work Finance Capital, originally published in 1910, Rudolf Hilferding developed and examined the concept and economic policy of finance capital, developing Marx’s analysis of the processes of concentration and centralization of capital and the roles of competition and credit within these processes. This book provides a critical examination of the theory of finance capital by focusing on the concepts of competition, credit, and economic crises. Jonas Zoninsein concentrates on the theory of monopoly capital, which has its roots in Hilferding’s work, presenting a critique of this economic principle that plays an outstanding role in current explanations of how the capitalist mode of production operates in the twentieth century. Although finance capital and monopoly capital are the underlying concepts that explain capitalism today, Hilferding’s sources in detailing his theory were basically the characteristics of Germany’s late industrialization. His analytical effort was chiefly oriented toward formulating general theoretical principles about the working of capitalism. In this critical study, Zoninsein analyzes Hilferding’s central elements–competition, credit, capital accumulation, and crises–and seeks to refine and reinterpret the concepts and procedures in light of the current changes in economic thought and social life. Particular attention is paid to the sharp contrasts that are exhibited between Hilferding’s work and the economic theories of Marx. The volume also includes a selected bibliography of relevant works. For courses in political economy, Marxist theory, and monopoly capitalism, this study will be a excellent resource, and both public and academic libraries will find it to be a valuable addition to their collections.

Jonas Zoninsein-Monopoly Capital Theory_ Hilferding and Twentieth-Century Capitalism (Contributions in Economics and Economic History)-Greenwood Press (1990).pdf

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Responses to Marx’s Capital: From Rudolf Hilferding to Isaak Illich Rubin is a collection of primary sources, translated from German and Russian, dealing with the reception of the economic works of Karl Marx from the First to the Third International.

(Historical Materialism Book, 144) Richard B. Day, Daniel F. Gaido (eds)-Responses to Marx’s Capital _ From Rudolf Hilferding to Isaak Illich Rubin-Brill (2017).pdf

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Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk , Rudolf Hilferding , Ladislaus von Bortkiewicz-Karl Marx and the Close of His System – Böhm-Bawerk Criticism of Marx – On the Correction of Marx’s Fundamental Theoretical Constr.pdf

Table of contents :
Cover……Page 2
Contents……Page 4
Editor’s Introduction……Page 6
Introduction to Boehm-Bawerk……Page 34
I. Theory of Value……Page 40
II. Theory of the Average Rate of Profit and of the Price of Production……Page 50
III. Question of the Contradiction……Page 59
IV. The Error in the Marxian System……Page 95
V. Wener Sombart’s Apology……Page 133
Boehm-Bawerk’s Criticism of Marx……Page 150
Preface……Page 152
I. Value as an Economic Category……Page 154
II. Value and Average Profit……Page 180
III. The Subjectivist Outlook……Page 215
Appendix by Ladislaus von Bortkiewicz……Page 228
Index of Names……Page 254

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There is also a collection on Hilferding at this link:

https://www.marxists.org/archive/hilferding/index.htm

It includes online html Finance Capital with a copyright notice. Should be easy to also distribute epub and pdf versions widely and add to wikisource. (Does not include editors introduction so presumably they have publisher’s permission to use the translation only?)

https://www.marxists.org/archive/hilferding/1910/finkap/index.htm

Also includes several other works that should be linked from here.

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