1894: Das Kapital
Author/Editor: Karl Marx
As an economics major in the early 80’s, I read (at least parts of) many of the founding works of economic and political economic theory, including Das Kapital. It’s difficult now to remember what my impressions of Marx might have been. At this point, my understanding of Marx comes from pop culture, rather than from original reading. But given the ongoing contemporary debates on the merits of various economic and political systems, I’m sure economics students for generations to come will continue to read Das Kapital.