Episode 103: “From Each According to Their Ability, to Each According to Their Needs”—Part 1
Andrew Kliman and Brendan Cooney discuss this famous principle of distribution, in the context of Marx’s work and as discussed in a recent Ph.D. dissertation by Edoardo Bellando, ”From Each According to His Ability, to Each According to His Needs”: What Could it Possibly Mean, and What Lies Behind this Marxian Principle? After briefly reviewing the origins of the principle and pre-Marx advocacy of it, Andrew and Brendan talk about what the principle means and doesn’t mean as well as the part it plays within Marx’s overall argument in the Critique of the Gotha Program.
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