A Theory of Mental Health and Monopoly Capitalism

Authors

  • David Matthews

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-071-10-2020-03_3

Keywords:

Health, Capitalism, Political Economy, Inequality

Abstract

As an exposition of capitalism's contradictions, Paul Baran and Paul Sweezy's Monopoly Capital remains one of the most influential treatises in Marxist political economy produced in North America. Among Baran and Sweezy's sociological investigations, they identified the negative consequences of capitalism for mental health, drawing attention to the manner in which the organization of capitalist society conflicted with the essential needs of the individual.

Published

2020-03-01

Issue

Section

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