Value and Money

  • Christopher J. Arthur


Value-form theory generally is inspired by Marx’s stress on the importance of value as a social form, and his criticism of classical political economy for neglecting this aspect of it. But applying this approach in a thoroughgoing and consistent way leads to a reconstruction of Capital. This chapter is not, then, intended as exegesis.


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