Das Kapital: A Critique of Political Economy

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 27, 2012 - Political Science - 356 pages
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One of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential, Capital is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates. Living in exile in England, where this work was largely written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging knowledge of its society to support his analysis and generate fresh insights. Arguing that capitalism would create an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, he predicted its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production. Capital rapidly acquired readership among the leaders of social democratic parties, particularly in Russia and Germany, and ultimately throughout the world, to become a work described by Marx's friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels as 'the Bible of the Working Class'.
 

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How could one give a star-rating to Das Kapital? It stands, with Marx's canon, as one of the most influential books in history, perhaps rivaling only some religious texts. With three stars, I think I ... Read full review

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World's 2nd most Dangerous Theory or book after Quran - As Islam and Communists killed and destroyed the Most in Human Civilisation.

Contents

Title Page
VALUE
EXCHANGE
Capital
THE BUYING AND SELLING OF LABOR
Value
CONSTANT CAPITAL AND VARIABLE
THE RATE OF SURPLUSVALUE
THE CONCEPT OF RELATIVE SURPLUS
COOPERATION
DIVISION OF LABOR AND MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURE
MACHINERY AND MODERN INDUSTRY
REGARDS THE WORKPEOPLE DISPLACED
THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE VALUE
TIMEWAGES

MANUFACTURER AND BOYARD
RATE AND MASS OF SURPLUSVALUE
PIECEWAGES
Copyright

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