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

From: Dogan Goecmen (dogangoecmen@AOL.COM)
Date: Tue Jan 08 2008 - 07:46:15 EST


Hi Paul,



is it posible to have your article off-list or via the list.



Thank you,

Dogan


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Von: Paul Zarembka <zarembka@BUFFALO.EDU>
An: OPE-L@SUS.CSUCHICO.EDU
Verschickt: Di., 8. Jan. 2008, 13:43
Thema: Re: [OPE-L] glossary for V1 of _Capital



> I am not sure how the various terms you propose fit the case where C 
> increases but V does not. If I have you right, you distinguish between 
> 'accumulation' which involves increase of C and V and 'accumulation of 
> capital', which involves increase of C without increase of V, due to 
> either getting workers to work longer hours on more means of production 
> ('production of absolute surplus value') or getting fewer workers to work 
> on more productive means of production ('production of relative surplus 
> value') so that the organic composition of capital increases or the 
> 'materialized composition of capital increases'. Is this what you mean to 
> say/ 
> Cheers, 
> Ian 
 
Ian, no. 
 
I don't distinguish between two types of 'accumulation of capital', but 
rather only one centered around an increase of the proletariat. I am not 
interested in a concept involving c/v increasing conditional upon v 
constant. If we want to discuss c/v changing, then we discuss it. The 
deeper point is to have 'accumulation of capital' have a content which 
focuses upon the working class. This is more substantive than using 
'accumulation of capital' thrown all over as a sort of high-sounding phrase 
pretty much meaning 'capitalism'. 
 
I believe this is consistent with the Marx's deeper intent, but there is a 
certain ambiguity in his language which I address. 
 
Hope this helps, Paul 
 
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