Introduced by Michael Lazarus, who has written extensively on Marx.
In his understanding of capitalism, Marx devoted serious study into the ‘mystery of money’. In the Grundrisse, Marx provides a fascinating discussion of the historical and chemical origins of money. Money takes a specific form under capitalism to express value. In his concept of money, Marx sought to show how this old evil is transformed into a new form of domination integrally linked to capital.
Primary: Karl Marx, Grundrisse (1973), 115-238.
Secondary: Roman Rosdolsky, ‘Making of Marx’s Capital’ (1977), 97-164.
Suzanne de Brunhoff, ‘Marx on Money’ (1976).
Patrick Murray, ‘Money as Displaced Social Form’ in ‘The Mismeasure of Wealth’ (2016), 277-293.