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Indeed, this "forgotten" volume, suggests Ernest Mandel in his stimulating Introduction, occupies a "key place in the monumental theoretical construction". For it is here that Marx analyses in depth the specific problems of the commodity - the basic cell of capitalist wealth - and fills in his picture of the market and the nature of value and surplus-value. That in turn allows him to show why capitalist growth will always be "uneven, disproportionate and unharmonious" and to formulate his "awe-inspiring prediction, borne out by empirical evidence ever since," about "the only possible remedy for economic crises of over-production and social crises of class struggle". The result is a work of immense power and subtlety, one of the greatest achievments in the whole of social science.
Format: Paperback Vendor: Penguin Putnam Inc. Publication Date: 1993 Dimensions: 8.12 X 5.12 (inches)
ISBN: 0140445692 ISBN-13: 9780140445695 UPC: 051488017004 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.