Reading Question


Kapitalism101

A reader wrote to me a while back asking me to recommend some good books for a reading group he helps organize. This was the message:

“A major component of our organizing is developing workers who we recruit onto our committee as revolutionary organizers that can become leaders within the proletariat. A large part of this process is using our committee meetings as forums to educate workers on marxist political economy, in order to make it understood that by fighting for better working conditions we are engaging in class struggle, and make the political content of that struggle explicit.

“We’ve tried material like “Economic Interpretation of the Job” for curriculum, and had some success: But feeling as if that was inadequate, more recently we’ve tried to read “Wage Labor and Capital” as a group, trying to get workers to understand the the abstractions described in it through observations of how they…

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