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 Economic Works of Karl Marx 1857-61
Grundrisse derKritik der PolitischenÖkonomie
Outlines of the Critique of Political Economy 
in German 1939-41;
Penguin 1973;
Translated by:
Scanned by:
Tim Delaney,1997;
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Andy Blunden, 2002.Marx wrote this huge manuscript as part of hispreparation for what would become A Contribution tothe Critique of Political Economy(published in 1859)and Capital (published 1867). Soviet Marxologists released several never-before-seen Marx/Engels works in the 1930s. Most wereearly works
but the
stood alone as
issuing forth from the most intense period of Marx’s
decade-long, in-depth study of economics. It is an
extremely rich and thought-provoking work, showingsigns of humanism and the influence of Hegeliandialectic method. Do note, though, Marx did notintend it for publication as is, so it can be stylisticallyvery rough in places.The series of seven notebooks were rough-drafted byMarx, chiefly for purposes of self-clarification,during the winter of 1857-8. The manuscript becamelost in circumstances still unknown and was firsteffectively published, in the German original, in1953. A limited edition was published by ForeignLanguage Publishers in Moscow in two volumes,1939 and 1941 respectively, under the editorship of the Marx-Engels-Lenin Institute, Moscow. The firstvolume contained the introduction and the sevennotebooks translated here. The second added
fragments from Marx’s 1851 notebooks of excerptsfrom Ricardo, the fragment ‘Bastiat and Carey’ (also
included in this translation), and miscellaneousrelated material; also extensive annotations andsources. A photo-offset reprint of the two volumesbound in one, minus illustrations and facsimiles, wasissued by Dietz Verlag, Berlin (E.), in 1953, and isthe basis of the present translation. It is referred tohereafter as
. Rosdolsky states that onlythree or four copies of the 1939-41 edition ever
reached ‘the western world’.
 The online edition has been transcribed for MEIAfrom the Penguin edition, transl. Martin Nicolaus,1973, used by permission of the translator.Transcribed and marked-up by Tim Delaney.
Analytical Contents List
(1) Production in general81
(2) General relation between production, distribution, exchange88
and consumption(3) The method of political economy100
(4) Means (forces) of production and relations of production,relations of production and relations of circulation109
THE CHAPTER ON MONEY(Notebooks I and II, pp. 1-7)
Darimon's theory of crises115
Gold export and crises125
Convertibility and note circulation130
Value and price136
Transformation of the commodity into exchange value; money140
Contradictions in the money relation147
(1) Contradiction between commodity as product and commodityas exchange value147
(2) Contradiction between purchase and sale148
(3) Contradiction between exchange for the sake of exchange andexchange for the sake of commodities148
(4) Contradiction between money as particularcommodity and money as general commodity
and the
 Morning Star 
on money)151
Attempts to overcome the contradictions by the issue of time-chits153
Exchange value as mediation of private interests156
Exchange value (money) as social bond156
Social relations which create an undeveloped system of exchange163
Product becomes a commodity; the commodity becomesexchange value; the exchange value of the commodity becomesmoney165
Money as measure166
Money as objectification of general labour time168
(Incidental remark on gold and silver)169
Distinction between particular labour time and general labourtime171
Distinction between planned distribution of labour time andmeasurement of exchange values by labour time172
(Strabo on money among the Albanians)173
The precious metals as subjects of the money relation173
(a) Gold and silver in relation to the other metals174
(b) Fluctuations in the value-relations between the differentmetals180
(c) and (d) (headings only): Sources of gold and silver; money as185

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