Saturday 4:15pm

Marx and the mystery of money

Marxist theory
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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.

Reading

Primary: Karl Marx, Grundrisse (1973), 115-238.

https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1857/grundrisse/

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.

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