A People's Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics

A People's Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics

Economists regularly promote Capitalism as the greatest system ever to grace the planet. With the same breath, they implore us to leave the job of understanding the magical powers of the market to the “experts."

Despite the efforts of these mainstream commentators to convince us otherwise, many of us have begun to question why this system has produced such vast inequality and wanton disregard for its own environmental destruction. This book offers answers to exactly these questions on their own terms: in the form of a radical economic theory.

Title:A People's Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781642592511
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    A People's Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics Reviews

  • Daniel Saunders

    A People’s Guide to Capitalism is a solid introduction to Marx's economic theory that is both succinct and accessible to those who aren't familiar with the concepts. The book follows Marx's argument...

  • Ayush Mukherjee

    4 stars if you have read Capital....

  • Owen Cantrell

    Good introduction and survey of Marxist economics. I’m not an economically-inclined thinker and found it clear and lucid. The short conclusion on the COVID-19 pandemic provided some useful context f...

  • Tyler Berg

    A must-read for anyone seeking to demystify the complex workings of our economic system. I read this book after finishing (and struggling through) Marx’s Capital Vol 1.Hadas Thier does an incredible...

  • Kevin Mckinney

    Can’t promise I read every page of this bc I was reading it for a book club and you know how that goes. But still, really good book - not necessarily breaking tons of new ground if you’ve read muc...

  • Ashkan

    There may be no royal road to science, but budding socialist organizers today can read this book before they try to tackle Capital, lest they give up on the first few chapters of Volume 1....

  • Nathan  Fisher

    Would rate this 2.5 if I could, since I'm perfectly ambivalent about it — it that way and others, it adequately expresses our contemporary moment in Marxism, really. On one hand, there is a resurgen...

  • Winston Plum

    I don’t know. It was fine. My eyes started to glaze over towards the end when Hadas Thier discusses the financialization of our economy, of the world economy, and when she discusses credit, etc. But...

  • Gregg

    This past week, Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union hammered out a “compromise” about returning to in person school even as the pandemic, in a new variant, continues to wreak hav...

  • August Denys

    This book is not bad. I gave it three stars simply for a number of editorial errors I found while reading the book. Otherwise, it serves as a good introduction to Marxist Economics. However, that shou...