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Karl Marx's technical masterpiece painstakingly, and often dramatically, roots out the causes of social and economic inequality. Unlike The Communist Manifesto, which he wrote with Friedrich Engels, this classic text is not a call to revolution but rather a comprehensive and systematic analysis and "critique of political economy," according to its original subtitle. Marx spent 15 years working on just the first volume of his complex masterwork. In it he details the "surplus value" that workers create for those who own the "means of production," and how exploitative capitalists sell their goods not to purchase other goods, but to increase their own wealth. "Money making money," or the capital accumulation process, lies at the heart of Marx's critique of capitalism. getAbstract recommends his seminal work to those who wish to understand the origins of this important, disruptive work of political and economic philosophy.
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