Das Kapital: Kritik der politischen Oekonomie, Volume 2

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O. Meissner, 1885 - Capital

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Page 180 - Though a house, therefore, may yield a revenue to its proprietor, and thereby serve in the function of a capital to him, it cannot yield any to the public, nor serve in the function of a capital to it, and the revenue of the whole body of the people can never be in the smallest degree increased by it.
Page 170 - ... it can yield him any profit. Such capitals, therefore, may very properly be called circulating capitals. Secondly, it may be employed in the improvement of land, in the purchase of useful machines and instruments of trade, or in such like things as yield a revenue or profit without changing masters, or circulating any further. Such capitals, therefore, may very properly be called fixed capitals.
Page 171 - Different occupations require very different proportions between the fixed and circulating capitals employed in them. The capital of a merchant, for example, is altogether a circulating capital. He has occasion for no machines or instruments of trade, unless his shop or warehouse be considered as such.
Page 169 - The goods of the merchant yield him no revenue or profit till he sells them for money, and the money yields him as little till it is again exchanged for goods. His capital is continually going from him in one shape, and returning to him in another ; and it is only by means of such circulation, or successive exchanges, that it can yield him any profit. Such capitals, therefore, may very properly be called circulating capitals.
Page 171 - Some part of the capital of every master artificer or manufacturer must be fixed in the instruments of his trade.
Page 186 - ... derived from, and requires to be continually supported by a circulating capital. All useful machines and instruments of trade are originally derived from a circulating capital, which furnishes the materials of which they are made, and the maintenance of the workmen who make them. They require too a capital of the same kind to keep them in constant repair.
Page 167 - First, it may be employed in raising, manufacturing, or purchasing goods, and selling them again with a profit. The capital employed in this manner yields no revenue or profit to its employer, while it either remains in his possession, or continues in the same shape.
Page 202 - According as capital is rapidly perishable, and requires to be frequently reproduced, or is of slow consumption, it is classed under the heads of circulating, or of fixed capital...
Page 402 - Arbeitslohn folglich wächst, so ist nur zu bemerken, daß die Krisen jedesmal gerade vorbereitet werden durch eine Periode, worin der Arbeitslohn allgemein steigt und die Arbeiterklasse realiter größern Anteil an dem für Konsumtion bestimmten Teil des jährlichen Produkts erhält. Jene Periode müßte - von dem Gesichtspunkt dieser Ritter vom gesunden und .einfachen' (!) Menschenverstand umgekehrt die Krise entfernen.
Page 492 - Stufenleiter, die in ebenso viele Bedingungen des anormalen Verlaufs, Möglichkeiten von Krisen umschlagen, da das Gleichgewicht — bei der naturwüchsigen Gestaltung dieser Produktion — selbst ein Zufall ist.

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