Imagine three to six months to read the famous world-classic original volume-1. Sometimes people don't even attempt it. Now you can read it comfortably in 10-days. The matters discussed control most of your daily life. If you earn a wage, you must suffer.

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This really is a Quick Read. Those marvellous footnotes, a book by itself, are indicated, many are used. If some details had to be deleted they are indicated. The editor's minimal additions, changes and comments are clearly marked as such. Basically it is ' all ' here, meticulously shortened.

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Think of words like: commodities, use-value, exchange-value, labor, division of labor, value, money, capital, class-struggle, price, manufacture, factories, surplus-value, wages, colonisation, slavery, war -- these are your life, these affect your life each day. Learn about economics using historical materialism and the technique of Critical Theory, and of your living conditions.

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Beautifully written, incisively shortened, the editor's brief comments bring us from 1867 to 2015. It is a wonderful way to understand the psyche, the deep understanding of economics and society of this genius from Germany, Karl Marx, who was forced to leave, then able to do his work in England. And he labored over the book for 30-years or so ! He wrote it, in a rush, in six months !

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In Marx's masterpiece work, the capitalist and the worker faced each other over five centuries in Greater England ( Ireland, Scotland, Wales included ), ensuring wealth and comfort for the former few. To the many of labor, there was misery, poverty, disease, death, right down to the women and children – as the industrial revolution changed the world. The editor notes that in 2015 that face off is global, of capitalist countries (the few) and the worker-pasture countries (the many, most of humanity) going through the same process.

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A must-read for students of economics, politics and society; and all wage-earners and social activists.


Areas: Economics, Society. Level: Intellectual.




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