Wage Labour and Capital
Year Published: 1891 First Published: 1847
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX10968
From Engels' 1891 introduction: "This pamphlet first appeared in the form of a series of leading articles in the Neue Rheinische Zeitung, beginning on April 4th, 1849. The text is made up of from lectures delivered by Marx before the German Workingmens Club of Brussels in 1847. The series was never completed. Marx, in the 40s, had not yet completed his criticism of political economy. This was not done until toward the end of the fifties. Consequently, such of his writings as were published before the first installment of his Critique of Political Economy was finished, deviate in some points from those written after 1859, and contain expressions and whole sentences which, viewed from the standpoint of his later writings, appear inexact, and even incorrect."
Table of Contents:
What are wages?
By what is the price of a commodity determined?
By what are wages determined?
The nature and growth of capital
Relation of wage-labor to capital
The general law that determines the rise and fall of wages and profit
The interests of capital and wage-labor are diametrically opposed
Effect of capitalist competition on the capitalist class, middle class and working class