Re: [OPE] Who wrote the note 50 of chap.3 of Capital vol.1, Engels or Marx

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Date: Sun Jun 28 2009 - 12:03:40 EDT

I have a copy of the Mega edition of the first edition of Capital vol. 1,
of 1867, where this note appears as number 81 (p. 94) and therefore seems
to be from Marx himself {the volume belongs to section II (Zweite
Abteilung), "Das Kapital" und Vorarbeiten, vol. 5 (Band 5)}, 1983.

The same note appears in the Mega edition of the French translation of
Capital vol. I of 1872-1875 (note 97, p. 110). This volume belongs to the
same section of Mega, vol. 7, title "Le Capital Paris 1872-1875"


> Dear friends (especially Michael Heinrich and onther specialists of MEGA);
> The note 50 of chap.3 of Capital vol.1, states that there is 'the special
> sort
> of crisis, $B!&!&!&(J, which may appear independently of the rest, and
> only affec
> ts industry and commerce by its backwash. The pivot of these crises is to
> be f
> ound in money capital, and their immediate sphere of impact is therefore
> banki
> ng, the stock exchange and finance.'
> I am interested in this, since we difined it as the second type of
> monetary cr
> isis in the section 6.1.2 and its note 1 in our book, Political Economy of
> Mon
> ey and Finace (1999, Macmillan). It seems relevant at least to some extent
> as
> a characterization of the Subprime financial global crisis.
> May I ask any of your help to indintify (desirably with some evidence) who
> wro
> te this impressive note in the third edition of Capital vol.1, Engels or
> Marx?
> The current popular English Penguin version (transl. by B. Fowkes)
> somehow sa
> ys it by Engels, whreas the German ordinary version in Marx and Engels
> Werke 2
> 3 does not, and means it is by Marx. Why is there such difference between
> Engl
> ish and German version?
> Thanks in advance,
> Makoto Itoh
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