Learn about the ideas of Karl Marx in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. Marx was a German economist and socialist revolutionary who had a significant influence on political thought, and particularly on Communism. His work includes a broad range of different political ideas, including the distribution of wealth and man’s relationship with his environment, and gave rise to the political movement of Marxism.
This book will provide you with a handy introduction to Marx’s most important contributions to socialism, including his Manifesto of the Communist Party. You will also find out about the reactions, both positive and negative, to his work, and the influence his ideas have had on contemporary critics of capitalism.
About Karl Marx
Karl Marx was a historian, philosopher, sociologist and economist who made considerable contributions to the development of economic thought. He also had a particularly significant impact on socialism: he challenged the fairness of the distribution of profit and suggesting assessing the wellbeing of a worker not just by their salary, but also by their level of personal fulfillment.
In this book, you will learn about Marx’s main ideas, their impact on modern economics and sociology, and their potential limitations. A clear explanation of the most important concepts in his work, an introduction to related models and a detailed reading list will give you the tools you need to understand the work of this groundbreaking sociologist.
This straightforward and accessible 34-page book is structured as follows:
- Biography of Karl Marx
- Marx’s work and contributions to economics
- The importance of man
- Price and value distribution
- The downward trend of profit
- Impact of Marx’s work
- Limitations and criticisms
- Related models and extensions
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