Classic books to read. Finance Capital by Rudolf Hilferding

Finance Capital: A Study in the Latest Phase of Capitalist Development

by Rudolf Hilferding,

 

“When Rudolf Hilferding’s Finance Capital was first published in 1919 it was acclaimed by reviewers as a continuation of Marx’s Capital, and it has a major influence upon subsequent Marxist thought, especially in the analysis of imperialism where it provided some of the fundamental ideas for the theories of Bukharin and Lenin.

Hilferding’s work set out to examine the main tendencies in the development of the capitalist mode of production as a whole at the beginning of the twentieth century, beginning with an exposition of the theory of money (in which particular attention was paid to the growth of credit money), then analysing the increasingly important role of the banks in the mobilization of capital, along with the development of large corporations, cartels and trusts, and finally outlining a theory of economic crises.”

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5699984-finance-capital

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