- Capital, Chapter 3 – Money, or the Circulation of Commodities
- PolyluxMarx: A Capital Workbook – p. 79-92
- David Harvey, A Companion to Marx”s Capital, Chapter 2
Some of the questions below are borrowed from the Marxists Internet Archive
- What circumstances (discussed in this chapter) may cause a general rise in the price of commodities?
- What does Marx mean by an object which “may have a price without having value”?
- Marx talks about money as “a material expression” and an “incarnation”. Can you think of other instances of ideas and social relations taking on “a material expression”?
- What is the material basis for hoarding as described by Marx?
- How does this analysis change now that our money is no longer tied to the gold standard?