Study Guide to Capital Volume I
Below you will find, organized by chapter, my "study guide" to
Capital. For each chapter you will find an outline of Marx's
argument followed by my commentary on the text and on the subject matter.
Some of that commentary will be a simple explanation. Some will be a critique
of what I view as wrongheaded interpretations of his work. Some will be an
elaboration and extension to other places, times, or parallel phenomena.
You will find criticisms of Marx's own work, and suggestions of what needs
to be done to go beyond his work. Interspersed in these commentaries you
will find a variety of songs, poems and literary excerpts, some from popular
culture, some from the classical "canon."
to the songs is available for easy reference.
You should read these commentaries
critically and ask yourself how you might do them differently.
Capital, Vol. I, Part VIII: So-called Primitive Accumulation
Capital, Vol. I, Part I: Commodities and Money
Capital, Vol. I, Part II: The Transformation of Money into
Capital, Vol. I, Part III: The Production of Absolute
Capital, Vol. I, Part IV: The Production of Relative
Capital, Vol. I, Part V: The Production of Absolute and Relative
Capital, Vol. I, Part VI: Wages
Capital, Vol. I, Part VII: The Process of Accumulation of