Commodity, Use and Sentimental Value

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By La Trobe University and Dr Nicholas Herriman. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Commodity value is the most beautiful and metaphysical product of the capitalist market and our imagination. Few things could be more supernatural than this value; it makes a pound of gold appear ‘naturally’ more valuable than a pound of steel. And the day gold stops appearing naturally more valuable (that is, the day commodity value disappears) is the day capitalism dies.

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