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Ca Capital Capital is in the first place an accumulation of money and cannot make its appearance in history until the circulation of commodities has given rise to the money relation. Secondly, the distinction between money which is capital, and money which is money only, arises from the difference in their form of circulation.
Money which is acquired in order to buy something is just money, facilitating the exchange of commodities. The circulation of money as capital is, on the contrary, an end in itself, for the expansion of value takes place only within this constantly renewed movement.
The circulation of capital has therefore no limits. As an aside, it should be noted that wealth itself is a social relation, not Society and its relation to human an accumulation of things. For example, if you owe someone a favour, then that is something personal between the two of you; if your debt is determined by a third party or by some social ritual such as a birthday, then that is a social relation.
Wealth is a social relation in the same sense, and its various historically developed forms are social relations. The issue is to understand exactly what kind of social relation is capital and where it leads. Contradictions in Capital The contradiction within capital is this: This commodity is labour-powerand the consumption of labour power is the labour process.
The possessor of money does find on the market such a special commodity in capacity for labour or labour-power. The whole trick reduces to the problem: The secret of this trick lies in wage labour. Further, wealth does not become capital until certain historical conditions pertain: The Rate of Profit The two factors involved in the labour process are the means of production — materials, fuel, land and so on,— and the labour power of the workers.
The capitalist must measure the profit made in producing a given commodity in proportion to the total capital invested — the rate of profit ; the workers, on the other hand, will measure the proportion of surplus labour time, to the time necessary to work to produce what they need to live — the rate of surplus value.
The higher the organic composition of capital, the lower would be the rate of profit. General Rate of Profit It follows that the rate of profit would be different from one industry to the other, according to the organic composition of capital normal in the given industry. For example, labour intensive service industries would be expected to provide a high rate of profit while capital intensive industries like the railways would generate a low rate of profit.
However, this contradicts the empirical fact that in any given society there is a general rate of profit across all industries.
Falling Rate of Profit The rate of surplus value may increase over time, either by increasing the working day and extracting more and more surplus labour time from the working class absolute surplus valueor because the necessary labour time is reduced as a result of increases in the general level of productivity relative surplus value.
However, the total amount of materials and machinery consumed in the production process, relative to wages, greatly increases over time, and so the organic composition of capital rises. Marx asserted that despite possible increases in rate of surplus value, the increasing organic composition of capital meant there is an historical tendency for the rate of profit to fall.
This, Marx showed, would bring about a crisis in capitalism, as it became more and more difficult for capitalists to realise their profits.
The problems of realisation of profits are exacerbated by the increasing scale of investment required to keep up with technology.
Also, if the capitalists keep their profits high by keeping wages at starvation level, how are they going to be able to sell their products? Conflicts within the Capitalist Class As changes take place in the productive forces, capital flows from one industry to another, generating political conflicts between the the various sections of capital.
For example, manufacturing capital might pressure for reductions in tariffs, thus threatening agriculture. The resulting political conflict which breaks out though, might take the form of a fight between two political parties, one of which has its base in the countryside.
Concentration of Capital One of the most important of these conflicts which arise from the dynamics of capital is the way big capital constantly drives smaller competitors to the wall.
The resulting concentration of capital was seen by Marx as one of the main axes along which capital would eventually arrive at an historic crisiswith a handful of immensely wealthy capitalists confronted by a vast mass of proletarians, with nothing in between.
Marx showed that capital is a social relation; for the bourgeoisie, social relations are a form of capital.
In other words, all those values which are commanded by a given capital, but which cannot be property because they are human.
Note that that knowledge and skill of employees which are not or cannot be used for profit e. See also Human Capital. Capitalism The socio-economic system where social relations are based on commodities for exchange, in particular private ownership of the means of production and on the exploitation of wage labour.
Wage labour is the labour process in capitalist society: Value is increased through the appropriation of surplus value from wage labour. In societies which produce beyond the necessary level of subsistence, there is a social surplus, i.
In capitalism, surplus value is appropriated by the capitalist class by extending the working day beyond necessary labour time. That extra labour is used by the capitalist for profit; used in whatever ways they choose.Government Solicitors.
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Society and Its Relation to Human Nature The origins of human nature and society are distinguished and are different throughout history. The origin of human nature depends upon the period involved. The relation between individual and society is very close. Essentially, “society” is the regularities, customs and ground rules of antihuman behavior.
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