Capital Study Series: Session 9


  • Capital, Chapter 25 – The General Law of Capitalist Accumulation


Optional Reading:

Study Questions:

Some of the questions below are borrowed from the Marxists Internet Archive

  1. What is “the general law of capitalist accumulation”?
  2. What are the pre-conditions for the accumulation of capital? In what way can we say that the accumulation of capital creates its own pre-conditions?
  3. Who is the relative surplus population and what is their role in the capitalist economy?
  4. Does this chapter accurately describe the trajectory of the economy in the era of neoliberalism?  Why or why not?