The prompt is Marx puts his analysis of the commodity at the very beginning of Capital. He maintains that commodities are unique objects, the unberstanding of which requires that we also unberstand many forms of “value”. Yet the truth about commodities is still difficult to grasp, due to what he calls the “fetishism of commodities.” What is a commodity, and what are the different kinds of value that Marx tries to separate from one another? Explain the “fetishism of commodities.” What does is seem to conceal, and how can one reveal the truth about the commodity?
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