[OPE-L:4808] M. Williams! Use value of money

Thu, 17 Apr 1997 18:17:15 -0700 (PDT)

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Dear Mike:

A couple of pieces which could be useful for your paper:

1. "The money commodity aquires a dual use-value. Alongside its
special use value as a commodity (gold, for instance, serves to fill
hollow teeth, it forms the raw material for luxury articles, etc.) it
acquires a **formal use-value**, arising out of its specific social
function." Capital I, p. 184, Penguin; emphasis added.

2. "And he [the capitalist] cannot eat his money." Capital I, p. 298.