Accumulating Capital Today: Contemporary Strategies of Profit and Dispossessive Policies


Accumulating capitalAccumulation studies: a critical and materialist approach to accumulationThe sources of capital accumulation: labor, finance, technologies, and wealthReferencesAccumulating through the Exploitation of Labour and NatureThe Dynamics of Capital Accumulation in Managerial Capitalism: The United States Since World War IICapital accumulation and its analysisAccumulation and growth rates: profilesAccounting for complexes of reciprocal interactions: outlineExploitation and accumulation: the postwar compromise and neoliberalismCapitalist and managerial surplusesAccumulation and consumption during the two social ordersThe funding of investment - managing the macroeconomyRetained profits and borrowing in the funding of investmentTrans- and intr a-gravitational patternsThe destruction of fixed capital during periods of perturbationThe broken line of steady stalesThe measurements of the stocks of fixed capital and capacity utilization ratesHistorical dynamics a la Marx in managerial capitalismSecular tendencies since the Civil WarThe imprint of historical trends on postwar patternsNotesReferencesDispossessive Wage Labour: Understanding Accumulation and its Crisis in Contemporary Cameroon Large-scale PlantationsWage labour (re)mobilization and current capital accumulation in AfricaCoping with money’s price: plantation worker motivesTask work and the grip on gendered bodies: exploiting an incompletely available labourWages that dispossess: an exploitation pattern and its grip on daily livesConclusion: labour ethnography and the study of accumulationNotesReferencesBetween Green Growth and De-growth: Locating the Roots of Climate Change in Capitalist AccumulationGreening growth or ending it?Specifying growth through capital accumulationConclusion: decarbonization + decommodificationNotesReferencesExploring Accumulation in the New Green Revolution for Africa. Ecological Crisis, Agrarian Development and Bio-capitalismProduction-reproduction, rethinking the boundariesExploring bio-capitalism: enclosure, debt and ‘bio-labour’Understanding value in (bio) accumulationConclusionsNotesReferencesAccumulating through Financial InvestmentConstructing a Favourable Environment for Financial Accumulation: The Case of the City of London CorporationCollective Effort, Private Accumulation: Constructing the Luxembourg Investment Fund, 1956–2019Financial Accumulation and Exploitation: The Case of Leveraged Buy-outsPhilanthrocapitalist Accumulation and Financial InclusionWhat philanthrocapitalism isWhat financial inclusion isPhilanthrocapitalists and financial inclusionThe problem of retained benefitThe problem of unaccountable, undemocratic exercise of powerThe structural problemConclusionNotesReferencesAccumulating through Digital TechnologiesStruggling to Reform Data Capitalism: Blockchain and the Pipe Dream of Paying UpThe exploitation of labor under contemporary capitalism(s)Blockchain-centered attempts to remedy the exploitation of workersHas labor benefited (yet)?ConclusionBibliographyPredation in the Age of Algorithms: The Role of Intangible AssetsWhat is predation? Veblenian versus Marxist perspectiveIntangibles, intellectual monopoly and the contemporary means of predationConclusionNotesReferencesGhost Management as a Central Feature of Accumulation in Corporate Capitalism: The Case of the Global Pharmaceutical SectorGhost-managing the social determinants of valueRethinking capital accumulationGhost-managing the social determinants of valueConclusionReferencesAccumulating through the Transformation of Profit into Personal WealthThe Role of the Owner in New Capitalist Accumulation Processes: The Case of FinlandThe case study: top earners in FinlandFrom statistics to cultures of ownershipNotesReferencesWealth Managers, Guardians of Enrichment: The Case of Wealth Managers in FranceFrom portfolio management to privacyLearning similarityNot too close, not too far awayDealing with a threefold temporalityConclusionNotesReferencesAccumulation and Tax Professionals: The Case of Tax Consultants in GermanyTax professionals: self-regulation, marketable services and political regulationThe sector of tax consultancy in GermanyConclusions: integrating tax states and qualified professionals within the concept of accumulationBibliographyWhy do Eomen Accumulate Less Wealth than Men?Wealth accumulation, class, and genderWomen’s work, men’s salariesFrom unequal pay to unequal wealthInvestigating the making of gender wealth inequality in the familyThe gender of capitalNotesReferences