Teaser Tuesday – More Capital


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week comes from Karl Marx’s Capital Volume I pages 259-260:

A man who has plenty of wine and no corn treats with a man who has plenty of corn and no wine; an exchange takes place between them of corn to the value of 50, for wine of the same value.  This act produces no increase of exchange-value either for the one or the other; for each of them already possessed, before the exchange, a value equal to that which he acquired by means of that operation.

Please feel free to share yours below!

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About Jeremy

Husband, book lover, Civil War Buff. If I could read for a living I would, but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills!

4 Responses to “Teaser Tuesday – More Capital”

  1. Those Marx Brothers sure could come up with some wacky things! True masters of double talk jibberish that can almost make sense when you think hard enough about it. How did Groucho respond?

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

    • Lee, I’m afraid you have this book mixed up with something different. Capital is a book that critiques the capitalist system. I’m afraid there isn’t any humor in this book, at least, none yet.

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