Riddle me this Jokerman– “How can anyone make money out of a fair exchange?”

“For the theory of value is something like Capital’s hermeneutic dimension: it secures the existence behind all appearances of price and market exchange, of those deeper laws which it is the vocation of Marxian theory to bring to light, and with out which

51BzfDcwjKLthe ‘violent fluctuations’ as well as the irreversible expansion of capitalism, along with its emergence and dissolution, can scarcely be understood. In this sense Marx’s version of the labor theory of value dramatically solves one of the age-old mysteries of the market—how can anyone make money out of a fair exchange? Frederic Jameson,Representing Capital, 2014

 

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