International Dialogue |
Population and Rent in Capital
Marx’s "Capital", as everyone knows, is about capital: capital as relation, capital as commodity, capital as the progenitor of wage labour, capital as the crystallization of labour, and capital as realization of surplus labour. Capital also indicates several borders that capital in its own present history must cross in the forms of several exchanges to remain functional as capital, always suggesting thereby the borders labour would have to cross in order to become capital. Capital is thus a double story – of labour and capital – in which we shall find the story of transition to a capitalist mode of production, of how labour in order to be socially relevant has become wage labour, and finally the social and political struggles that have marked this transition.