Capital: v. 1

Capital: v. 1 : A Critique of Political Economy

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Hailed by Friedrich Engels as -the bible of the working class, - this 1867 classic of political economics changed the course of history. Thirty years in the making, Capital, Volume I was the first installment of Karl Marx's three-part Das Kapital and the only volume published during his lifetime. Marx declared that society is evolving from crude, unbalanced economic systems toward a utopian state -- specifically, communism. His critiques of private property and class struggles aroused tremendous interest and exercised an influence that resonates to this day. Marx offers a penetrating analysis of capitalism's inner workings, examining commodities, value, money, and other factors related to the system's historic origins and contemporary functions. These considerations form the framework for his conclusion: the system cannot be reformed and must be overthrown by a revolution, resulting in a socialist society in which production serves the needs of every individual rather than generating profits for the few.show more

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  • Paperback | 880 pages
  • 129.54 x 208.28 x 48.26mm | 771.1g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486477487
  • 9780486477480
  • 336,430

Table of contents

Part I Commodities and MoneyPart II The Transformation of Money into CapitalPart III The Production of Absolute Surplus-ValuePart IV Production of Relative Surplus-ValuePart V The Production of Absolute and Relative Surplus-ValuePart VI WagesPart VII The Accumulation of capitalPart VIII The So-Called Primitive Accumulation show more

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