Ten years after the fall of Lehman Brothers, there seems to have been little fundamental changes to our financial system. The ideas of Karl Marx could offer an alternative, said Professor of Pluralistic Development Economics Irene van Staveren. How would Marx, two hundred years after his birth, look at companies like Uber? And what could our economy look like with Marx in mind?

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