Karl Marx's Das Kapital a critical analysis of capitalism and its practical economic application and also a critique of other related theories. Today it is considered one of the most famous books ever written. Here, Marx's text is interpreted for the modern day world of business and economics. Steve Shipside's interpretation is not a substitute for the original; its purpose is simply to illustrate the timeless nature of Marx's insights by bringing them to life through 21st century examples. First published in German in 1876 and is considered the most important contribution of Marx to the world of political economy.