"A Contribution to The Critique Of The Political Economy" is an analysis of capitalism and quantity theory of money, achieved by critiquing the writings of the leading theoretical exponents of capitalism at that time: these were the political economists, nowadays often referred to as the classical economists; Adam Smith and David Ricardo. Contents: Commodities Notes on the History of the Theory of Value Money or Simple Circulation The Measure of Value Theories of the Unit of Measure of Money The Medium of Circulation The Metamorphosis of Commodities The Circulation of Money Coin and Symbols of Value Money Hoarding Means of Payment World Money The Precious Metals Theories of the Medium of Circulation and of Money Introduction to the Critique of Political Economy Production in General The General Relation of Production to Distribution, change, and Consumption The Method of Political Economy Production, Means of Production, and Conditions of Production
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About the Author
Karl Marx (1818 – 1883) was a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary. Marx's theories about society, economics and politics, collectively understood as Marxism, hold that human societies develop through class struggle. His best-known titles are the 1848 pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto, and the three-volume Das Kapital. His political and philosophical thought had enormous influence on subsequent intellectual, economic and political history.