Classics of Capitalist Theory

Understand how money moves in a democracy -- your money

Capital
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Karl Marx

Oxford UP, 1999

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The Marxist bible: In his economic masterwork, Karl Marx details capital accumulation and the exploitation of the proletariat.
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy
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Joseph A. Schumpeter

Harper Perennial, 1984

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Economist Schumpeter called capitalism "creative destruction," and said it would self-destruct from stagnation and revolt.
The Future of Capitalism
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Lester C. Thurow

Penguin, 1996

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Economist Lester Thurow asks hard questions, like: As the gulf between rich and poor widens, will capitalism stagnate?
Capitalism and Freedom
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Milton Friedman

University of Chicago Press, 2002

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Ask not what economist Milton Friedman believes: this 1962 classic made him an oracle for traditional economics.