We talked about concluding by working out the difference between Robinson and the peasant. Marx says that the medieval relations are what they appear to be--they are more direct personal relations and appear as such. Another way to put this ...Read More

While the point of the chapter is to lay out the terms that govern capitalist society, I think we can spin out much of the chapter by continuing our Robinson Crusoe discussion. Marx started by asking how exchange was possible, ...Read More

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When he was finally ready to send the manuscript of Das Kapital to the printers, Karl Marx confessed his anxieties to his friend Friedrich Engels by mentioning a short story by Honoré de Balzac, The Hidden Masterpiece. It was the story of ...Read More