Below is part 1 of my 6-part serialization of the Equitists' Essay "The Political-Economic Law of Motion of Modern, Capital-Based Society -- The 'Sociotaxis' Toward [State-]Capitalist Totalitarianism as Political-Economic Attractor".
As with my previous serialization, here, of their "Malady and Remedy" manifesto, I have felt free to re-write portions of the text which I felt needed updating, or other improvement.
The equitists original essay can be accessed via the following URLs --
The Political-Economic "Law Of Motion" of Modern, Capital-based Society --
The 'Socio-Taxis' Toward [State-]Capitalist, Humanocidal Totalitarianism as 'Political-Economic Attractor'
Part 1 of 6: The Incompleteness of Marx's Work
"And even when a society has got upon the right track for the discovery of the natural laws of its movement — and it is the ultimate aim of this work to lay bare the economic law of motion of modern society — it can neither clear by bold leaps, nor remove by legal enactments, the obstacles offered by the successive phases of its normal development. But it can shorten and lessen the birth-pangs." [Karl Marx, Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, Vol. I: The Productionsprocess of Capitals, International Publishers [NY: 1967], page 10, bold-faced/italic emphasis added by Anonymous; underline emphasis added by M.D.].
"I examine the system of bourgeois economy in the following order: capital, landed property, wage labour, the State, foreign trade, world market." [Karl Marx, A Contribution To The Critique of Political Economy, Preface, International Publishers [NY: 1972], page 19, bold-faced italics emphasis added by Anonymous], also noting that "The entire material lies before me in the form of monographs, which were written not for publication but for self-clarification at widely separated periods; their remoulding into an integrated wholeaccording to the plan I have indicated will depend upon circumstances."
"We know only a single science, the science of history. One can look at history from two sides and divide it into the history of nature and the history of men. The two sides are, however, inseparable; the history of nature and the history of men are dependent on each other so long as men exist. The history of nature, so-called natural science, does not concern us here; but we will have to examine the history of men, since almost the whole of ideology amounts either to a distorted interpretation of history, or to a complete abstraction from it. Ideology itself is only one of the aspects of this history." [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, The German Ideology, Progress Publishers [Moscow: 1968], page 28; emphasis added by Anonymous; part of a section which was "crossed out in the manuscript", per the editor, S. Ryazanskaya].
[Inserted by M.D.]: The remainder of Marx's planned critique of political economy -- the second «buch» on Landed Property, and, especially, the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth «buchs» on, respectively, Wage Labor, The National State, International Trade, and The World Market [which was to contain the full exposition of Marx's theory of the recurring and worsening world economic crises that are immanent in the capitalist system, as the spurs toward the revolutionary supersession of capitalism via the transition to a higher form of industrial society] -- had that remainder been completed, would no doubt have contributed an enormous increment to the theoretical armamentarium of humanity, as humanity confronted the descendant-phase depradations -- immanent in the "law of motion" of the capitalist system -- that came crashing down soon after Marx's death.
These depredations have included the 'Great Techno-Deflation' after the U. S. Civil War [a "depredation", directly, only for the capitalist ruling class, and for their rate of profit mainly, with some benefits for the rest of human society], the ruling-class contrived 1907 economic crisis, the ruling class's constitutional and legislative assaults, in the U.S., in 1913, followed by their World War I, the "Great Depression", the emergence of Nazi, other Fascist, and Stalinist forms of totalitarian national state-capitalism world-wide -- fraudulently represented by their ideologues as "socialism" -- then World War II, ... and the present "Great Recession".
Indeed, the completion of Marx's planned work, by Marxians -- even at this late date -- via a revived and truly Marxian social-revolutionary movement, would still contribute enormously -- and perhaps even crucially -- to that armametarium.
This essay is intended as a contribution to that revival of actually-Marxian theoretical and practical development, which is urgent if the present, descendant phase of capitalism is not to sink humanity into a New Dark Age -- this time, likely also a Final Dark Age, for reasons which will become apparent. [end M.D. insert].