Comments on James Mill

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Comments on James Mill (1844) is a short unpublished early text by Karl Marx, written as a series of notes on James Mill's Elements of Political Economy (1821), of which Marx had a 1823 French translation by J. T. Parisot. It is the longest series of comments among his Paris Notebooks, and deals with a number of topics not further elaborated in his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts. Some have suggested that it offers a glimpse of the subjects treated in the lost second manuscript of this work.

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The text includes two lengthy digressions by Marx elaborating his personal thoughts.

The first of these concerns the nature of money as a medium of circulation.

The second of these concerns the form of commodity exchange and how it relates to alienation.

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