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'Capital, ' one of Marx's major and most influential works, was the product of thirty years' close study of the capitalist mode of production in England, the most advanced industrial society of his day. This new translation of Volume One, the only volume to be completed and edited by Marx himself, avoids some of the mistakes that marred earlier versions and seeks to do jus ...more
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Published March 2nd 1993 by Penguin Classics (first published 1894)
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CB
Capital Volume III completes Marx’s unrivaled trifecta. Upon completing Vol I-III of Capital, one underground rumor is shown to be true, and another is not. First the correct rumor: the reader will arise from his study reborn into an invulnerable phoenix! Now for the incorrect rumor: with outstretched wings, your flight will not be too close to the sun, as Icarus found out, for Marxian phoenix wings are not made of feathers and wax, but knowledge, sweat, and blood! Marx remarked of Capital Vol I ...more
Claire
I finally finished all Karl Marx had penned in the Capital series!

The book is unfinished, in an extremely tempting way. Seriously, there was a line that was just started, and so it feels like SOMEONE ought to continue on that thought process... but Engels is long gone and he didn't really touch it, besides adding a few notes here and there.
I don't know who is right. I am not economically savvy enough right now. It may continue to smoulder on University Library shelves.

I found interesting ties
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Ben Kearvell
When the capitalist has exploited labour to the utmost - when he cannot extract a greater rate of surplus value from labour, via machines and whatnot, the rate of surplus value vis-à-vis the mass of profit declines. The more capital he puts in (to production), the more he takes out (profit). But there’s only so much he can do here to get more for less. He might as well lend out money at interest and let that money ‘capitalise’ itself. Credit expands capitalism. It buys and helps sell faster. It ...more
Rowland Bismark
Commodities, Exchange and Capital

A commodity is an object, external to ourselves, which by its properties in some way satisfies human wants. The utility of a thing constitutes its use-value. Use-values of commodities form the substance of all wealth, and also become the material repositories of exchange-value. The magnitude of the value of any article is determined by the labour-time socially necessary for its production. So the value of a commodity would remain constant if the labour-time requi
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Alessio Lerro
This book can not be reviewed a it is furthermore a text that goes beyond individual preferences. Vol 3 represents Marx's real challenge to the capitalist system as a whole. It is the most controversial one for this reason. In my opinion this book is a prophecy that came true almost to the letter a century later. Even Marx could not believe we could go off the gold standard, I wish I could read what he would write in the era post Nixon's shock
Lucía Vijil Saybe
Los 3 tomos son complejos y Marx es difícil de entender, pero la.lectura fue estudiada y me alegra decir que ya leí 'El Capital'.
Kevin
Of the three volumes of Capital, this is my favorite. Volume 1 is a necessary foundation; volume 2 involves thinking through the abstractions of the ideas of v. 1; but volume 3 in its unfinished state involves the hints, dead-ends, and musings about the present and future that enlivens some of Marx's earlier work.
Calysto du Masque
A must-read for anyone interested in true egalitarianism.

A must-read for anyone who has ever been disgusted by the centuries-long fallout of Adam Smith's ode to greed.
Matthew
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Finished the preface yesterday by Engels yesterday. He's pretty much Marx's "hype man." Looking forward to getting into the actual text today. This looks much more promising the V. 2.
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Danee .
heh. the state is nothing but `a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie'.
Darren Weekes
I got as far as chapter 3. I couldn't cope with any more. Not even for speed reading practice.
Tommy Williford
Actually my favorite of the three but that is probably because Engels has more of a hand in it.
Randy
Read at least first volume to understand how the world really works.
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oh come on man, you kidding me???
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In 1818, Karl Marx, descended from a long line of rabbis, was born in Prussian Rhineland. Marx's' father converted to Protestantism shortly before Karl's birth. Educated at the Universities of Bonn, Jena, and Berlin, Marx founded the Socialist newspaper Vorwarts in 1844 in Paris. After being expelled from France at the urging of the Prussian government, which "banished" Marx in
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