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  • Karl Marx

  • Das Kapital
  • By: David Ramsay Steele
  • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 123

In his monumental work, Das Kapital, Karl Marx (1818-1883) tried to show that capitalism was both inefficient and immoral. His key to explaining capitalism is his labor theory of value, which he developed from ideas of Adam Smith and David Ricardo.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Should Rename As Das Kapital Cliffnotes Unabridged

  • By Jeff on 01-31-12

This is not Das Kapital

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Reviewed: 07-16-16

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This audio book is not Das Kapital even though it's very clearly labeled as if it is.

This is an audio book making commentary and criticism of Das Kapital The arguments can be appreciated as a they contextualize some of Marx's arguments to their time and allow the listener to compare them to more modern economic and technological realities. However they're also sometimes overly dismissive of Marx and even occasionally come off as attacks on his character or motives.

I feel the author did, for the most part, try to be objective but it is imperfect for sure.

If you've gone over Das Kapital this may be a good listen to hear the perspective of someone who would argue against it. The arguments are not always poor, but they definitely show a bias at times.

This should honestly be titled "Commentaries on Das Kapital".

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