Impasse at the intersection of Value Boulevard and Accumulation Avenue
The accumulation of capital is first last and always the accumulation of the means of production as capital, that is to say as values seeking more values; as values expanding values; as value extracting more value for labor power constituted itself as value.
...for the means of production to exist as values, their utility as the means of labor has to be expressed, and suppressed-- mediated-- as and by private property.
...then the means of production confronts laborers, and labor-power, not as things, objects, but as a condition of their own labor, as a condition of their own existence, subsistence, reproduction.
...then the laboring time becomes the means of exchange, becomes the material substance, the frozen breath, identified as value.
...then all products, all product, exists as value; all production exists only to realize surplus value.
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