Dag Østerberg wrote the preface to Marx's book capital 45 years ago. With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the neoliberal political climate of the time, Østerberg took the initiative to put Marx's economic theory in a new context. The book that came out this August, From Marx to recent capital criticism (Pax Forlag, 2016), is an 179 pages of text packed with thinkers and critics in the wake of Marx's social studies.
Østerberg presents a number of thinkers in the social economy, both before, around and after Marx. This includes Adam Smith, who Østerberg calls a social liberal. In the Smiths The prosperity of nations (1776) gives a self-interest based on natural law a harmonious society:
"The liberal is the basic theme of modern Western culture, so it's good to know the liberal classics, like Adam Smith," says Østerberg.
"Marx is also a liberal, he draws only the full consequence of liberalism – if all individuals are to be free, then one must have. . .
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