I’ll vote for Kamala’s father when he runs

I noticed in an article about Kamala Harris a mention of her father, Donald Harris. He was a lefty economist at Stanford. I was assigned his writings when I was studying Marxian and Post-Keynesian economics in graduate school.


“Introduction,” in Economic Theory of the Leisure Class by N. I. Bukharin, New York: Monthly Review Press, 1972.
[Nikolai Bukharin was a leading Bolshevik]

“On Marx’s Scheme of Reproduction and Accumulation,” Journal of Political Economy, 80(3), Part I, May/June 1972, 505‑522. [reprinted in The Economics of Marx, M. C. Howard & J. E. King (eds.), Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1976, 185‑202].

The Theory of Capital,” (with D. P. Levine), in Economic Studies: Contributions to the Critique of Economic Theory, D. P. Levine, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977, 202–230.
[David P. Levine was a leftist economist]

“Accumulation of Capital and the Rate of Profit in Marxian Theory,” Cambridge Journal of Economics, 7, September/December 1983, 311‑330.

“Value, Exchange, and Capital,” in Rethinking Marxism, Essays for Harry Magdoff & Paul Sweezy, S. Resnick & R. Wolff (eds.), New York: Autonomedia, 1985, 151‑183.
[Paul Sweezy was the leading Marxist economist of his generation]

“The Organic Composition of Capital and Capitalist Development,” (with Robert E. Rowthorn), in Rethinking Marxism, Essays for Harry Magdoff & Paul Sweezy, S. Resnick & R. Wolff (eds.), New York: Autonomedia, 1985, 345‑357.

“Are There Macroeconomic Laws? The Law of the Falling Rate of Profit Reconsidered,” in The Economic Law of Motion of Modern Society: A Marx‑Keynes‑Schumpeter Centennial, M. J. Wagener & J. W. Drukker (eds.), New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986, 49‑63.

“Nikolai I. Bukharin,” in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, S. N. Durlauf and L. E. Blume (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

“Malcolm X. The man and his mission”, Gleaner (Kingston, Jamaica), April 4, 1965 & April 11, 1965.

“The Black Ghetto as ‘Internal Colony’: A Theoretical Critique and Alternative Formulation,” Review of Black Political Economy, 2(4), Summer 1972, 3‑33.

“Marxian Exploitation and Domestic Colonialism: a Reply,” Review of Black Political Economy, 4(4), December 1974, 89–90.

“Capitalist Exploitation and Black Labor: Some Conceptual Issues,” Review of Black Political Economy, 8(2), Winter 1978, 113‑151.

“Economic Growth, Structural Change, and the Relative Income Status of Blacks in the U. S. Economy, 1947‑78,” Review of Black Political Economy, 12(3), March 1983, 75–92.

Black Economic Progress, An Agenda for the 1990s, Margaret C. Simms (ed.), Joint Center for Political Studies, Washington, DC, 1988.

“Growth and Equity: Complements or Opposites?” Review of Black Political Economy, 21(3), Winter 1993, 65‑72.

“Universal health care: mandates or not?” Stanford Daily, February 6, 2008.

“The Circuit of Capital and the ‘Labor Problem’ in Capitalist Development,” Social and Economic Studies, 37(1 & 2), March‑June 1988, 15‑31.

“Profits, Productivity, and Thrift: The Neoclassical Theory of Capital and Distribution Revisited,” Journal of Post‑Keynesian Economics, 3(3), Spring 1981, 359‑382.

“Sraffa’s Circular Process and the Concepts of Vertical Integration: Comment,” in Essays on Piero Sraffa, K. Bharadwaj & B. Schefold (eds.), London: Unwin Hyman, 1990, 250‑252.
[Piero Sraffa was a leftist economist]

“Robinson on ‘History versus Equilibrium’,” in Joan Robinson’s Economics, A Centennial Celebration, Bill Gibson (ed.), Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 2005, 81–108.
[Joan Robinson was a leftist economist]

A co-editor of Green Horizon Magazine, Steve has been a Green movement activist for almost thirty years.