Capital by Karl Marx
(Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy)

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Perhaps one of the most infamous works of the modern world, "Capital" is the German treatise on political economy by Karl Marx that critically analyzes capitalism. First published in 1867 as the beginning of an ambitious but unfinished six-volume series, this work extensively attempts to expose and explain the capitalist mode of production and the class struggles embedded within it. "Capital" was written while Marx was exiled in England, and many of the examples he uses to illustrate private property and its social relations are derived from his time there. Ultimately, this work argues that capitalism would create a divide between wealth and well-being, and the solution was the replacement of capitalism with a system of common possession for all concerned in the means of production. Marx's work gained wide readership in a very short span of time, proving highly influential in Russia, Germany, and eventually the entire world.

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Jeffrey Isaac is James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy and Public Life at Indiana University, and Editor in Chief of the journal Perspectives on Politics. He lives in Bloomington, IN.
Published April 4, 2011 by Neeland Media LLC. 562 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The Independent

As the present crisis has mutated from a banking crisis to a fiscal crisis and a sovereign debt crisis, bonuses continue to be paid, while the people of Greece and Iceland suffer huge cuts in jobs and services.

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Washington Independent Review of Books

The material she culls from the Marx family letters, including those of co-author, friend and financial benefactor Frederick Engels, is an important addition to Marxist scholarship.

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Seattle PI

And just as blood flowing around the human body is essential for health, if the flow of capital falters, gets interrupted, or stopped, capitalism enters crisis.By understanding how and where capital flows, we can get a better understanding of the dynamics of the system that at times plunges entir...

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