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Karl Marx: Das Kapital: From Capitalist Exploitation to Communist Revolution

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Karl Marx wrote Das Kapital during the late industrial revolution, as Europe underwent a wrenching transformation from an agricultural to an industrial economy. In this monumental work, Marx argued that capitalism is both inefficient and immoral, relying upon the exploitation of workers by owners of capital. Many modern ideas about profits, interest, monopoly, and the wast ...more
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Mintwitch
Jan 25, 2011 rated it liked it
A better than usual examination of Das Kapital--Steele has no apparent ax to grind, a welcome relief from the common, frothing pro-Marx or anti-Marx commentaries. He also includes commentary from and about Engels, Marx's longtime collaborator and posthumous editor.

Marx was among the first to correctly identify Labor as Capital. For that alone, he is worth reading. Unfortunately, he was also a moralistic prig, who dropped his chain of logic in order to pursue ideological points. As a result, his
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David Lilly
May 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
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I was curious what Marx had to say about his economic theory. I found it mildly interesting, but then again, his theory has been completely disproved, in theory and in practice. Still it was worth the time to learn more about such an influential theory that has caused the destruction of so many lives.
P.J. Sullivan
Oct 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Karl Marx believed that workers were being exploited by their capitalist employers; that they were being underpaid. He thought that the "surplus value" expropriated by bosses was too high relative to the value created by workers. To prove his point he had to assess the values of commodities, not a simple thing to do. Is the value of a commodity to be determined by the labor time that went into it? By its utility? By its scarcity? In the capitalist system, values were determined by market demand, ...more
Miles Sterrett
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
The commentary was fine. I thought it was a bit opinionated - I would've preferred more presentation of facts with numbers and or references in a commentary, a bit less defensiveness, but it is short and sweet. Plus, I was looking to experience the unadulterated zealotry of Karl Marx. This commentary tempers that. Ultimately, I think both Mr. Marx and Mr. Steele are a bit optimistic as to humanity, and its ability to be good in large groups, if that makes any sense at all.

It is sometimes hard to
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Christopher
Mar 23, 2012 rated it liked it
A brief commentary on Karl Marx' tome, Das Kapital. Although scientifically archaic, Marx's books and ideas have had an enormous impact on the world. Marx was a critique first and foremost, and a revolutionary second. He didn't put down a very firm foundation for communism but rather laid a powerful critique on the understanding of capitalism at the time.
Rick
Jun 05, 2011 rated it liked it
It's an interesting and informative little book that explains a bit about Marx, his beliefs and what he presents in 'Das Kapital.' It's nice that it tries to stay more or less neutral on the topic of communism and explain the information as it is.
RJ
May 05, 2007 rated it it was ok
1) I'm a UofC econ guy, sorry, Karl.
2) Far too many holes in his logic, some of his points are good, but he makes strange jumps in my opinion.
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