Talk:Capital, Volume II

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Indeed, a very sad sight to see, that the wealth of knowledge contained in Volume II of Capital is captivated by a mere sentence or two and that not a single individual in all of wikipedia spent the smallest amount of time articulating the main ideas of the marketplace found in volume 2: how value and surplus-value are realized. Its dramatis personae, not so much the worker and the industrial (as in Volume I), but rather the money owner (and money lender), the wholesale merchant, the trader and the entrepreneur or 'functioning capitalist.' Moreover, workers appear in Volume II, essentially as buyers of consumer goods and, therefore, as sellers of the commodity labour power, rather than producers of value and surplus-value (although, this latter quality, established in Volume I, remains the solid foundation on which the whole of the unfolding analysis is based). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:41, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Marx and the Euro[edit]

From the intro: "Marx wrote in a letter sent to Engels on 30 April 1868: 'In Book 1. . . we content ourselves with the assumption that if in the self-expansion process €100 becomes €110...(Mandel, 1978, Intro to Vol. II of Capital)."

It is unlikely that Marx wrote the Euro symbol in 1868, or that Mandel published the symbol in 1978, seeing as the symbol itself was not invented until 1996. I imagine the British pound sign was intended, but I do not have access to Mandel's edition to make sure. (or perhaps the character is mis-appearing on my computer, do others see the above currency symbol as the Euro symbol?) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:40, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Euro fix[edit]

Replace euro sign with £