This essay is four 600 word responses to four questions. The four questions are:
- What do you understand by the terms ‘value’ and ‘surplus value’?
- Clarke (2003) claims that money is both rational and irrational, while Harvey (2014)
insists money is paradoxical in several respects. Why is money contradictory?
- Why does capitalism need the state?
- What do you understand by the phrase ‘the over accumulation of capital’?
The course is mainly centred around Marxist political theory. I will be uploading references and readings to my account, anything which will be of aid, as well as a pdf instruction document listing the questions. You may use references (most likely needed for question 2 and the others), I have listed 8 references, however, feel free to use the amount you deem necessary. Please try to aim for the essay to score a mark of around 80 (a first), 70 being the minimum.