Wage-Labour and Capital

Karl Marx (1818 - 1883)
Translated by Friedrich Engels (1820 - 1895)

Originally written as a series of newspaper articles in 1847, Wage-Labour and Capital was intended to give an overview of Marx’s central theories 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).

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction by Engels Carl Manchester
Play 01 Preliminary Carl Manchester
Play 02 What Are Wages? Carl Manchester
Play 03 By What is the Price of a Commodity Determined? Carl Manchester
Play 04 By What are Wages Determined? Carl Manchester
Play 05 The Nature and Growth of Capital Carl Manchester
Play 06 Relation of Wage-Labour to Capital Carl Manchester
Play 07 The General Law Carl Manchester
Play 08 The Interests of Capital and Wage-Labour Carl Manchester
Play 09 Effect of Capitalist Competition Carl Manchester