[OPE-L:1782] Re: Accumulation of capital in Ch. 24, V1

Paul Zarembka (ecopaulz@ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu)
Sun, 14 Apr 1996 09:30:34 -0700

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Chai-on, You write that

> The primitive accumulation is also a sort of accumulation, and is still carried out even today. The accelerating economic growth in industrializing economies eg. South-east Asia even today, South korea upto the 1980s, still experiencing the primitive
> accumulation even though the history of capitalism has already started there.
> In agricultral sectors, many peasants are still differentiated into two classes, the proletariats and the richer peasants.
> The primitive accumulation can be seen even in a nation, in the form of local colonization, racial colonization, etc.

For me, primitive accumulation is the accumulation in the rise of
capitalism out of feudalism. It is correct that separation of workers
from means of production is still occuring today, and that is (for me) an
element of normal accumulation as the separation of these workers is
intended to bring them into surplus value production. But the primitive
acc. question is the chicken and egg question of which came first
(separation or surplus value production).

Paul Z.