I'm looking for a working book of Marx's Labor Theory of Value. It would be nice if the book would explain his theory with calculated examples and some exercises with solutions that one can do. Since I'm a German I could read The Capital for myself, but I find it too complicated. Any good books on this?


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Check these slides, which includes a fairly introductory analysis to the LTV, including some trivial examples and calculations.

Another introduction can be found here (part one) and here (part two).

Yet, this is the best I am aware of. It is an attempt to explain the theory to "undergraduates" using a simple example. Worth reading!


Eric Fromm has written great analyses of Marx (Marx's Concept of Man). His central argument is showing that Marx was a Humanist (and his political writing derived from that point) and that he has a son of the Enlightenment. It was a fascinating read where he used a number of Marx's works that are rarely seen in English (although that shouldn't be a problem for you). Here is the link to the book.

  • $\begingroup$ This answer could be improved with some more specific citations and perhaps an excerpt. $\endgroup$
    – BKay
    Sep 27, 2016 at 20:05
  • $\begingroup$ How does this answer the specific question of the OP, which was about Theory of Value "tutorials" and not about Marx's works in general? $\endgroup$ Dec 1, 2016 at 17:57
  • $\begingroup$ One of the chapters specifically concerns Marxs LtV $\endgroup$
    – bdempe
    Dec 10, 2016 at 15:08

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