[OPE-L:2987] accumulation of capital revisited

Gerald Lev (glevy@pratt.edu)
Sun, 8 Sep 1996 07:06:17 -0700 (PDT)

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Paul Z wrote in [OPE-L:2986]:

> [...] Understanding
> accumulation of capital, first and foremost, as an increasing
> proletarianized work force at the world level, the very success of prior
> accumulation implies that the percentage of the world still open to
> proletarization is declining. [...]

As listmembers will recall, we had a long discussion on defining
accumulation of capital in the Spring. Paul Z defined that term as
follows: accumulation of capital occurs when s is converted into
increased c + v. Yet, in the quote above, you suggest that accumulation of
capital is "first and foremost" an increase in v. Why are you prioritising
an increase in v over an increase in c?

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