Marx's Capital was a book that revolutionised political economy and for the first time opened our eyes to the real workings of capitalism. It was, however, met with a wall of silence from the mainstream economists and the establishment. Despite this, Capital became regarded in the workers' movement as the Bible of the working class.
The aim of this book, written by authors from the International Marxist Tendency, is to help guide readers through the pages of volume one of Capital; to bring out the main themes and ideas contained within it; and to discuss the relevance of this great Marxist classic in terms of understanding the crisis-ridden world around us today - and, most importantly, how we can radically transform it.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: the making of Marx’s Capital
Introduction: Marxism in Our Time
3) Chapters 4-8: Surplus-value
4) Chapters 9-11: Exploitation
5) Chapters 12-14: Productivity, Co-operation, and the Division of Labour
8) Chapters 23-25: Accumulation
9) Chapters 26-33: The Origins of Capitalism
Appendix 1: The Organic Crisis of Capitalism
Appendix 2: ‘Underconsumption’ and the Marxist Theory of Crisis
Appendix 3: The Tendency of the Rate of Profit to Fall