I will be giving a lecture next week at King's College, London, on Wednesday 8 February.
The session is from 6pm to 8pm, and is part of a series of seminars at King's on Contemporary Marxist Theory.
The seminars are open to the public, but arrive in time to get signed in if you want to attend.
342N Norfolk Building (entrance on Surrey St)
King's College London, Strand, London WC2R
Summary of topics:
This paper discusses how the financial system both expresses and
reinforces the power of major countries. Developing Marx’s theory by
examining bank credit creation, bond and equity markets, the paper shows
how what Marx called the ‘law of value’ is modified by the evolution of
finance. To understand imperialism today, one has to recognise how
financial markets help the centralisation of ownership and control of
the world economy. They are also an important way in which the US and
the UK siphon off the world’s resources. The question of Brexit and the
City of London is also discussed.
Tony Norfield, 1 February 2017