Wage-Labour and Capital


Read by Carl Manchester

(4.5 stars; 87 reviews)

Orignally written as a series of newspaper articles in 1847, Wage-Labour and Capital was intended to give an overview of Marx’s central threories regarding the economic relationships between workers and capitalists. These theories outlined include the Marxian form of the Labour Theory of Value, which distinguishes “labour” from “labour-power”, and the Theory of Concentration of Capital, which states that capitalism tends towards the creation of monopolies and the disenfranchisement of the middle and working classes. These theories were later elaborated in Volume 1 of Capital, published in 1867.

This edition of Wage-Labour and Capital, published in 1891, was edited and translated by Friedrich Engels, and remains one of the most widely read of Marx’s works. (Description by Carl Manchester).

(1 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Introduction by Engels 22:30 Read by Carl Manchester
Preliminary 4:37 Read by Carl Manchester
What Are Wages? 10:25 Read by Carl Manchester
By What is the Price of a Commodity Determined? 11:30 Read by Carl Manchester
By What are Wages Determined? 3:58 Read by Carl Manchester
The Nature and Growth of Capital 7:25 Read by Carl Manchester
Relation of Wage-Labour to Capital 11:32 Read by Carl Manchester
The General Law 6:59 Read by Carl Manchester
The Interests of Capital and Wage-Labour 9:19 Read by Carl Manchester
Effect of Capitalist Competition 14:11 Read by Carl Manchester

Reviews

Awesome

(5 stars)

I tried reading Capital, but I couldn't understand it without devoting time I did not have to give it my undivided attention. This explains Marx's detailed analysis of Capitalism very well and is relatively convincing and easy to understand.

Excellent

(5 stars)

This volume is an amazing analysis of the economic forces driving labor involved in period labor markets that is still completely applicable to this day.

An excellent introduction

(4 stars)

This is a clearly written introduction to Marx's more economicly focused ideas, and I highly recommend it.

very good!

(5 stars)

Carl Manchester is delightful! I had never heard of this book before, but it was fantastic!

Sound economic principles

(5 stars)

Fundemental concepts that every working person should learn about!

(3 stars)

Sometimes uses 'obvious' jumps in logic to glaze over weaknesses while repeating the main concept ad nauseam. This can make a point seem stronger than it is. Otherwise it is an interesting discussion on economy of labor.

Very interesting, I suggest everyone read this book and ask themselves if Marx argument is validated by modern capitalism or if modern capitalism disproves Marx's theory.

(2 stars)

Why Reverb?

(1 stars)

Why does the reader use reverb or echo on this recording? It’s unlistenable.