What for Marx is a commodity?
Marx analyzed the product and its properties in the first volume of "Capital". The richness of modern society consists of goods. This product is a product of labor, not produced for own consumption of the manufacturer or persons related to him, and to exchange it for other products. Consequently, not natural, and social features of the product make it a commodity.
Marx identifies two factors of product:
1) Consumption value. This product is an external object (thing) which satisfies any human needs because of its properties. Commodity body is use-value or benefit. The use-value is realized only in the use or consumption. The exchange value Continue reading...