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Understanding Capital

Marx’s Economic Theory

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$39.50 • £31.95 • €35.50

ISBN 9780674920880

Publication Date: 11/23/1986


200 pages

6 x 9 inches

5 line illustrations


  • 1. On Reading Marx: Method
  • 2. The Commodity: Labor, Value, Money
  • 3. The Theory of Capital and Surplus Value
  • 4. Production under Capitalism
  • 5. The Reproduction of Capital
  • 6. The Equalization of the Rate of Profit
  • 7. The Division of Surplus Value
  • 8. The Falling Rate of Profit
  • 9. The Theory of Capitalist Crisis
  • 10. Socialism
  • Suggested Readings
  • References
  • Index

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