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For the community, then, the conception of “means of acquisition” coincides with the otherwise narrower conception of “means of production. It does represent a sacrifice made in production, but not a sacrifice of the capitalists. Disregarding as before the demand for consumption, the effect of which is merely to lessen the amount of wealth available for productive borrowers—and remembering in passing that the agio on present goods is the joint result of these two collateral demands, we find this wealth confronting the demand of labour, transmitted through the employers for the means of subsistence during the production period.
But to say that capital is “productive” does not explain interest, for capital would still be productive although it produced no interest; e. All things come to him who waits, and, in economic life, this describes the capitalist. Where a good can be produced in either way, we have the fact that, by the indirect way, a greater product can be got with equal labour, or the same product with less labour.
Work as I may, it is as impossible for me to make spectacles directly out of silicious earth as it would be to make the steel frames out of iron ore. It is the unpaid sacrifice of labour. It is not a payment for the working of natural forces embodied in the machine, for the value of the machine consists in nothing else than in the working of these forces, and in the price is already paid all the forces that the machine will put forth and mediate.
This we should probably consider the proper economic interest for capital invested in Great Britain. We get interest simply because we prefer a remote to a present result. The more usurers there are the better; their emulation will press down the rate of interest.
The canon doctrine of interest had to all appearance bawsrk its zenith sometime during the thirteenth century. He is indefatigable in pursuing his opponents in all their scholastic turnings and twistings, and takes the most elaborate pains to confute them formally and point by point. At any rate the principle of this kind of profit was not challenged.
In a simple note on p. It should be noted, however, that what is saved is not capital but productive power. But in this surplus they have the means of waiting over lengthy processes of production. So that in his conclusions he remains—in principle at least—on the side of the canonists. If now wealth increases faster than population—in Great Britain it increases more than twice as fast—there must inteers some disturbance of the equilibrium at present established.
Incapable of creating anything, he yet finds himself endowed with a power of moving things, which, as he masters the secrets of nature’s working, gradually enables him to imprison, impress, or suspend the action of her powers, and so make her his servant. The question whether the so-called undertaker’s profit is a profit on capital or not I purposely leave open. To put all wealth into this form, indeed, would be the greatest possible waste. But what is lost, be it noted, is not one baerk service estimated at present value; captal is the last future service of which the good is still capable,—for if all the services have moved up one step in value it is the value of the last service that drops off.
Indeed it appears to me that there is no better way of coming to intetes correct decision on the question whether interest be a good thing, than by getting a proper knowledge of the causes which give rise to it. interrs
We learn what nature contributes to the work of production in the shape of jnteres and powers; what is done by the mechanical, what by the chemical, and what by the organic powers of nature; what importance climate, heat, moisture have on the development of production; on what physical d technical foundations the working of machinery rests; and many things of this sort.
If, then, from so many aides and classes—from the young who expect to be better off, from the rich and improvident who wish to enjoy the present, from the industrious who wish to add to their wealth; that is to say, from probably the majority of mankind—there comes an underestimate of the future bswerk with the present, it is easily explained why, as a rule, present goods have a greater value than future goods of like kind and amount.
First the taking of interest was forbidden by the Church, and to the clergy only. The subjective value of a good, as distinguished from its utility, lies in its being the indispensable condition of some satisfaction of want: There the conditions were peculiarly favourable to its further development. First of all, we must distinguish between Gross interest and Net interest. To put it shortly: Both writers agree in their principles, but the way in which they state them differs as widely as do their callings.
Not that any one can get the monopoly of time, and not that time itself has any magic power of producing value, but that the preference by the capitalist of a future good to a present one enables the worker to realise his labour in undertakings that save labour and increase wealth. On the one hand, we designate by the name of goods not the persons who are of use to us, but only the acts, the services, through which they are of use; capitzl the other hand, we give the name to the impersonal material shapes themselves, and call them Material as opposed to Personal goods.
First, is the xapital between the circumstances of want and the provision for want in present and in future. From this short abstract it will be seen that Besold is a frank and able follower of Molinaeus. The essential difference between the two transactions is that, on 1st January the price of the plane is another similar plane; on the 31st Cpital it unteres a plane plus a plank.
This Agio on present goods is interest. This seed now burst into full life. The point on which it requires amending is that it should be expressed as a law of equality between costs and products. It is called Hire, and sometimes Rent in German Miethzins and Pachtzins when the capital handed over consists of durable or lasting goods. First of all, it is necessary and useful that a certain practice of taking interest be retained and permitted.
But this fact involves that the labouring classes who cannot wait, and cannot compete with the productiveness baserk lengthy processes, are put in a position of peculiar dependence: I shall very shortly state those rational arguments that have an interest for us, and verify them by one or two quotations boh, such writers as have given them clear and practical expression.
Now as the use of money lies in its consumption or in its spending, it is inadmissible in itself, on the caoital grounds, to ask a price for the use of money.
But the fact is that, in all this, we have an entire misconception of the origin of value. Third method—Having a hammer and chisel I use them to drill a hole in the rock; next I turn my attention to procuring charcoal, sulphur, and nitre, and mixing them in a powder, then I pour the powder into the hole, and the explosion that follows splits the stone into convenient pieces—still more of a roundabout way, but one which, as experience shows, is as much superior to the second way in result as the second was to the first.
I require stone for building a house. This was found so exclusively in the relation to production that, in a short time, the formal definition of capital was based upon that relation alone.