Dean Kenning

Chapter 2: The Process of Exchange

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Commodities cannot themselves go to market and perform exchanges in their own right. We must, therefore, have recourse to their guardians, who are possessors of commodities [...]
Here persons exist for one another merely as representatives and hence owners, of commodities [...]
the characters who appear on the economic stage are merely personifications of economic relations; it is as the bearers of these economic relations that they come into contact with each other.