Unravelling Capitalism has 34 ratings and 6 reviews. Martin said: This is a detailed and well written book. The centrality of the economic situation to p. Joseph Choonara – Unravelling Capitalism, A Guide to Marxist Political Economy. Economics is one of those subjects that those who are. Joseph Choonara, Unravelling Capitalism: a Guide to Marx- ist Political Economy , Bookmarks £ Economics can seem daunting and impenetrable.

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I would say that this is an intermediate level book about Marxism in general, but a beginner level book in the field of Marxist political economy. Joseph Choonara here introduces readers to some crucial Marxist approaches – as developed above all in the three volumes of Capital. I found the level of discussion to be not too difficult, although there were some areas that I had to read more than once to get my head around, specifically those found in the chapter on Prices and the general rate of profit.

He gives numerous useful pointers to further reading. Concepts like surplus value, living and dead labour, variable capital, constant capital, the organic composition of capital and the tendency for the rate of profit to fall are all introduced and explained fairly well.


I usually like short-and-to-the-point reads but Choonara was a bit too concise for me, and I’m assuming a bit too concise for any reader who is a complete economy dummy. Hestmord rated it really liked it Feb 22, The Puzzle of Modern Economics.

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Return to Book Page. From Keynes to Piketty. This has become interesting to me because of the global economic crisis of recent years. Good primer on Marx’s Capital and how it can help us understand modern capitalism. I read this book because I wanted to learn more about Marxist political economy. The General Theory of Unemployment.

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This is unravlling to say that Choonara has ducked any of the more involved debates or controversies that have raged around Capital in the past.

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