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A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy

by Karl Marx

The book is a critical analysis of the capitalist system and the economic theories that support it. Marx examines the relationships between labor, capital, and production, and argues that capitalism is inherently exploitative and unsustainable. He proposes a new economic system, socialism, which would be based on collective ownership of the means of production and equal distribution of wealth. In "A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy," Marx explores many of the same themes that are found in his later works, such as "Das Kapital." However, this book is unique in its focus on the role of the state in the economy and its critique of other prominent economic thinkers of the time, including Adam Smith and David Ricardo. The relevance of this book extends far beyond its historical context. It continues to influence political and economic discourse today, and Marx's ideas continue to be debated and explored by scholars around the world. For anyone interested in the origins of Marxist thought, the development of economic theory, or the role of the state in society, "A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy" is an essential read.

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Language

English

Original Language

German

Published In

1859

Author

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Karl Marx

Prussia, Stateless

Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary. Due to his political publications, Marx became stateless an...

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