Das Kapital: A Critique of Political Economy

Das Kapital: A Critique of Political Economy


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ISBN-13: 9780895267115
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 07/28/1996
Edition description: Abridged
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 824,131
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Das Kapital 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
a2theharris on LibraryThing 24 days ago
Most of this book is dedicated to footnotes. For nearly every point he makes, he studiously supports it with extensive footnotes that almost require footnotes themselves. If you are having difficulty seeing the "logic" of his connections then you are not spending enough time with the footnotes. That is how he reveals his logic. You can disagree with his conclusions, but that's not the same thing as being "illogical". Personally, I think his central thesis is quite logical. Capitalism requires a person to sell his labor for less than the value of the product of his labor, otherwise the capitalistic enterprise cannot make a profit. Then he fills the gaps with his version of class struggle solidifying the inherent unfair relationship between employee and employer as the profit motive becomes so paramount. Illogical? No. It's a classic analysis of conflict of interest. Controversial? Of course. This book is extensive, but it's easier to understand if you think of it as a model of capitalism at his time in history rather than some declaration of eternal truth. Karl Marx himself knew that this book was not capable of seeing the full expanse of capitalism. That's why he intended on writing three more volumes. His best friend and patron, Fredrich Engels had two more published based on Marx's notes and research since he died too early to make the other volumes happen.
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She pulls out one of her Akihisa Ikeda books. With a well-concealed yawn, she leisurely flipped through it.