Bernard Lonergan, Marx, and Liberty

In this section Lonergan demonstrates that Marx’s economics is insufficiently abstract and is contaminated by descriptive sociological and political categories; he finds Marx’s summons to class conflict perilous to humanity because it promotes and enforces a drift away from liberty to a totalitarianism culminating in the dreadful conditions of a no-escape frontier, clear and firm indoctrination, controlled media of information, a vigilant secret police, and the terrifying threat of labor camps, – all in the name of a mythical macroeconomics. (Continue reading)

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