Capitalism, welfare state and justice. Considerations about the capitalist relation of work and wealth and the role of justice in that relation

  • Christian Iber Freie Universität Berlin e PUCRS
Keywords: Poverty, Work, Wealth, Money, Capital, Welfare state, Justice

Abstract

The argument of this article follows the theoretical composition of the first volume of The Capital of Karl Marx. Based on the principle, exposed in the introduction (I) that only the relation of work and wealth can explore the relation of poverty and wealth in the capitalism, the essentials moments of the capitalist mode of production are developed in seven derivation steps: (II) money as the purpose of production: work produces money – the elementary opposition of work and its yield: 1. work for money, 2. what is money? Power of disposition of foreign property in a real form, (III) money as relation of production: work produces more money in foreign hand – the opposition of work and to have someone work for someone, (IV) capital as commando of work: the place of work – salary and performance under the regime of the private money holder, (V) the increase of labor productivity as means of the capital: technological progress – the development of social productivity of work in service of the private power of money of the capital, (VI) capital growth as motor of unemployment: no work – unemployed persons as result and leverage of the capitalist progress, (VII) the social consequences of economic growth and social regulation: 1. the call for justice, 2. the state solution of social question: the maintenance of the opposition of work and wealth by permanently referring back the wageworkers to the capital as their life resources, 3. the role of the trade unions and finally (VIII) perspective: financial capital, crisis and world market.

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Published
2017-11-18
How to Cite
IBER, C. Capitalism, welfare state and justice. Considerations about the capitalist relation of work and wealth and the role of justice in that relation. Kalagatos, v. 14, n. 3, p. 125-147, 18 nov. 2017.
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