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Capital in the 21st century Comrade 01/19/2021 (Tue) 09:49:10 No. 6496
Is this book worthy of reading?
The general view on Das Kapital today is that it's an interesting book for historical purposes, and got some things right, but also got a lot of other things very wrong (such as the labor theory of value). It's not actually a book on economics as much as it's 'political economy' and an attempt to describe the process of economic history in a Hegelian sense. Marx and/or Das Kapital is not taught in economics curriculum because Das Kapital didn't contribute meaningfully to modern economics, which is based around mathematical modeling and empirical evidence. For those who want to talk about Marx, to erect statues in his memory or to defend him as a philosopher, it is high time to discover some intellectual integrity and face up to the crimes committed in his name. It is wrong to say, as one commonly hears in some circles, that his program of Communism was a good idea, but poorly implemented. On the contrary, it was a bad idea from the start and the brutality that always accompanied it was a consequence of its core character.
>>6498 Everything in this post is wrong, including the fact that OP was about a book from Thomas Piketty, not Karl Marx.
>>6498 lmao please go back to /lit/ so we can tell you to go back to /pol/.
>>6498 im gonna give you the benefit of the doubt and assume youre not posting in bad faith. >On the contrary, it was a bad idea from the start and the brutality that always accompanied it was a consequence of its core character. please elaborate. most of your post seems to be bad faith drivel coming from a lack of knowledge, but if its not, please explain.
>>6504 Communism always leads to starvation. There
>>6498 I was talking about Piketty's book that has nothing to do with Marx, lmfao
>>6508 but anyway is the book worthy of reading? is it good or is it some sort of moderate gibberish?
>>6498 liberal hands typed this >modern economics, which is based around mathematical modeling and empirical evidence source?
>>6501 >>6503 >>6504 >>6508 >>6518 It's from a Reddit post: https://old.reddit.com/r/AskEconomics/comments/bpwgdl/what_do_economists_think_of_marxs_capital_today/enynfs6/ Lolberts really love this sub and r/badeconomics, so do some quick Googling if you encounter something like this to make sure you're not arguing against a copypasta.
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I'm not OP but can one of you faggots actually answer the question instead of memeing about reddit for the millionth time. As if everyone doesn't already know the place is filled with pseuds and soybrains. I was actually curious about the book!!
>>6562 maybe pick it up and skim it at the library first

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