A Companion To Marx's Capital by David Harvey

By David Harvey

The unconventional geographer courses us throughout the vintage textual content of political economy.

“My goal is to get you to learn a booklet by way of Karl Marx known as Capital, quantity 1, and to learn it on Marx’s personal terms…”

The largest monetary concern because the nice melancholy has generated a surge of curiosity in Marx’s paintings within the attempt to appreciate the origins of our present problem. for almost 40 years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, changing into one of many world’s such a lot optimal Marx students.

Based on his contemporary lectures, this present quantity goals to deliver this intensity of studying to a broader viewers, guiding first-time readers via a desirable and deeply lucrative textual content. A significant other to Marx’s Capital deals clean, unique and infrequently severe interpretations of a ebook that modified the process heritage and, as Harvey intimates, may well accomplish that back.

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So, what do we take from this? First, socially necessary labor-time cannot operate as a regulator of what is happening directly, because it is a social relation. Indirectly, it will do so through the medium of the money-form. Furthermore, the rise of the money-form is what permits value to start to crystallize out as the guiding principle of how a capitalist economy will 1. Capital, 151. The quotations from Aristotle, as cited by Marx, are from Nicomachean Ethics, Book V, chapter 5. COMMODITIES AND EXCHANGE 37 work.

This attribute of equality within the market system is terribly important; Marx understands it as being fundamental to how capitalism theoretically works. Aristotle, too, understood the need for commensurability and equality in exchange relations, but he couldn't figure out what lay behind it. Why not? Marx's answer is that "Greek society was founded on the labour of slaves, hence had as its natural basis the inequality of men and of their labour-powers" (152). In a slave-holding society there can be no value theory of the sort that we are going to find under capitalism.

Therefore, value as socially necessary labor-time is historically specific to the capitalist mode of production. It arises only in a situation where market exchange is doing the requisite job. There are two conclusions and one major question that derive from Marx's analysis. The first conclusion is that exchange relations, far from being epiphenomena expressive of the deep value structure, exist in a dialectical relation with values such that the latter depend on the former as much as the former depend on the latter.

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