K chs 1-2

Assignment: Do not move on until you think you have an explanation of Marx’s insistence that the equivalence of 1 coat = 25 yards of linen is NOT reversible–as it would be if this were straight arithmetic equivalence, which is itself a hint of the answer.


  1. Capital, vol. 1, chs. 1-2


  1. Marx & Engels, The Communist Manifesto
  2. David Harvey, A Companion to Marx’s Capital vol 1.
  3. David Harvey Reading Marx’s Capital podcasts on iTunesU.