Karl Marx

  • by David Ramsay Steele
  • Narrated by Louis Rukeyser
  • 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In his monumental work, Das Kapital, Karl Marx (1818-1883) tried to show that capitalism was both inefficient and immoral. His key to explaining capitalism is his labor theory of value, which he developed from ideas of Adam Smith and David Ricardo. Marx argued that all profit, rent, and interest are "surplus-value", obtained by paying workers less than the value of their products. He maintained that the living conditions of the workers always tend to deteriorate, that competition automatically creates monopoly, and that the business cycle demonstrates the wastefulness of capitalism.

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WHEN I PURCHASED THIS WELL READ AUDIO BOOK , I THOUGHT IT WAS (AN ABRIDGED VERSION) OF DAS KAPITAL!

HOWEVER IT WAS AN OVERVIEW BY DAVID STEELE OF KARL MARX:; ALTHOUGH VERY INFORMATIVE ONE COULD BE FORGIVEN INTO THINKING THE AUTHOR HAD HIS OWN PRECONCIEVED UNDERSTANDING OF "MARXISM" AND IT'S SUBSEQUENT INFLUENCE ON WORLD HISTORY BOTH PAST AND TO COME.

I ENJOYED LISTENING AND THOUGHT THE "BOOK" WORTH THE £5-00.

I CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR A COPY OF DAS KAPITAL (PREFERABLY IN AN AUDI0 FORMAT)
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- Mr R Saunders

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-06-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.