Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228466
Authors: 
Bichler, Shimshon
Nitzan, Jonathan
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers On Capital as Power No. 2020/06
Publisher: 
Forum on Capital As Power - Toward a New Cosmology of Capitalism, s.l.
Abstract: 
Until the late 2000s, our work focused primarily on why capitalism should be understood as a mode of power. We argued that capital itself is a form of organized power and researched how capitalists sustain, defend and augment their capitalized power. We called our approach ‘capital as power’ – or CasP, for short. But that’s only one side of the picture. Power is never unbounded. It is always resisted, opposed and constrained by those on whom it is imposed. And so, in the early 2010s, we started to examine more closely the limits of capitalized power and of the capitalist mode of power more generally. We called this research ‘the asymptotes of power’. In this paper, we revisit and update some of our work on these asymptotes in the United States and think about what they might mean for the future.
Subjects: 
capital accumulation
capital as power
income distribution
profit
sabotage
unemployment
United States
JEL: 
P16
E24
E61
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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