Re: [OPE-L] glossary for V1 of _Capital

From: Paul Zarembka (zarembka@BUFFALO.EDU)
Date: Sun Jan 06 2008 - 22:12:31 EST


Some day you might have a look at my "Accumulation of Capital, Its
Definition: A Century after Lenin and Luxemburg", RESEARCH IN POLITICAL
ECONOMY, VOL. 18 (2000).  I argue that Marx's own conceptualization is
rather ambiguous but does lead to a suggested solution, departing from both
yourself and the Glossary.

Paul Z.

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--On 1/7/2008 1:07 AM +0100 Jurriaan Bendien wrote:

> From what I have written previously, it should be obvious that I disagree
> with his definition of "accumulation of capital".
> The accumulation of capital is generally simply the process whereby a sum
> of
> money-capital is transformed into a larger sum of money-capital. This need
> not involve investment in production at all, since it can occur simply
> through trade in various forms, as Marx illustrates in Cap. Vol. 1 with
> the
> circuit M-C-M', or through robbery in various forms (as in primitive
> accumulation). Empirically, the accumulation of capital is measured by the
> increase in the stock of capital assets owned across time.
> I regret to say I find all of the definitions given by Ed George
> insufficient, questionable or mistaken in some respects, but I lack the
> time
> to improve them.
> Jurriaan

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