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The truth that Marx speaks of fetishism is a pointed barb opposed to the enlightened-rationalist self-confidence of bourgeois society, in addition to opposed to the empirical self-conception of political financial system, which rests upon this fetishism (see part three. 8). some of the fetish kinds and mystifications that have been handled within the prior chapters don't exist unconnected along each other. They represent an entire that Marx outlines in precis on the finish of the 3rd quantity of Capital less than the identify “The Trinity formulation” (chapter 48). The capitalist strategy of construction is a selected ancient kind of the social strategy of creation. Its starting place is the separation of direct manufacturers from the technique of creation, that is why employees— even if officially free—are compelled through fabric situation to promote their labor-power to the capitalist, who owns the technique of construction. The capitalist will pay the price of labor-power (its price of replica) within the type of wages, yet permits labor-power to paintings longer than is important for the replica of its price: the capitalist extracts surplus exertions from his staff and this surplus exertions is learned as surplus price while the product is bought. however the surplus price doesn't stay solely with the capitalist: first he needs to pay flooring lease to the landowner (or purchase land, therefore turning into a landowner himself). Capitalists needs to pay floor lease, considering that land is proscribed and is the non-public estate of landowners. The capitalist can merely make the annuity funds out of his surplus worth, no matter if he regards the annuity as an ordinary fee issue. the category of capitalists, who're the 1st to acceptable surplus price, needs to proportion it with the category of landowners. fifty four despite the fact that, items should not bought at their worth, so the person capitalist doesn't acceptable precisely the volume of surplus worth created through the labor-power he employs. Barring coincidental fluctuations, the person capitalist obtains the typical revenue, that's to assert, a revenue proportional to the amount of the capital complex by way of him. This general revenue is then divided into curiosity and revenue of company. fifty five 182 A N I N T R O D U CT I O N TO okay A R L M A R X ’ S C A P I TA L the once a year overall manufactured from the financial system is therefore divided materially, and when it comes to price, among a element that replaces used technique of construction, a component that the staff obtain as wages and is important for his or her copy, and a surplus product past that's important for the copy of technique of construction and labor-power. This final element is split into flooring lease, curiosity, and revenue of company. Capital, land, and labor-power, as essentially assorted as they're, have the typical estate of being assets of source of revenue or profit for his or her proprietors: capital yields a revenue or curiosity, land yields flooring hire, and labor-power yields a salary (or because the case can be, exertions yields a salary: that's the way it appears to be like to either employees and capitalists) (see part four. 5). those earning should be thoroughly ate up with out their respective assets working dry.