Productive accumulation and the contemporary capitalism
Virtuality, immateriality and the development of even more abstract forms of wealth are characteristics of contemporary capitalism. Nevertheless, the course of accumulation needs productive labor. The transformations hidden under these appearance forms are viewed in the light of Marx’s thought in three different ways. 1. The new forms of productive labor that challenge the distinction of productive and unproductive. 2. The transformation of productive capital through concentration, centralization and changing forms of competition. 3. The relationship of productive capital and finance capital, and the new role of money capital.
JEL Classification: F63; N10; P16.
Keywords: Contemporary capitalism finance capital productive capital money and productive labour