Writing Prompt #2
In a well-crafted, 4 page maximum, double-spaced essay (i.e., one with an
introduction and conclusion), please address the following question(s).
References to specific passages of original source material may be used to
strengthen your argument; however, please be sure to cite them
appropriately. Any citation style you choose is fine.
When Marx was working on Das Kapital, Mill’s Principles
of Political Economy was the leading treatise of
contemporary economics. In your opinion, what are two
primary ways that Marx responded to Mill’s work? (in other
words, identify and explain two primary ways/ideas/concepts
that Marx reacts to/extends upon/contradicts Mill’s work
through Das Kapital?
Your essay will be graded for grammar, style, and clarity; therefore, a
poorly written essay will receive lower points than one with the same
argument that is well-written. Please remember that I am happy to assist you