Skip to comments.From the irony files: Copy of 'Das Kapital' sells for $40,000
Posted on 07/07/2014 3:05:59 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
Karl Marx was not a big fan of capitalism, as he explained in his landmark book "Das Kapital." Ironically, a first edition of it sold for big bucks at AbeBooks last week for a whopping $40,000.
In the book, the philosophical basis of Marxism, Marx wrote about the fetishization of commodities, decried the bourgeoisie and argued against the exploitation of labor.
Safe to say it wasn't a strict Marxist who could afford to drop $40,000 on a book.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Marx is unreadable and incoherent. I doubt anyone has actually read his original writings and this is in German.
It may be a fake sale. That is an exchange between two related parties in which no real money actually changes hands but which provides an inflated value for the asset in question.
What’s so ironic about that? Marx didn’t just give the book away did he?
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