means of production


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means of production

pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Marxist theory) the raw materials and means of labour (tools, machines, etc) employed in the production process

means of production

Raw materials and means of labor used in the production process.
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The bourgeoisie keeps more and more doing away with the scattered state of the population, of the means of production, and of property.
We see then: the means of production and of exchange, on whose foundation the bourgeoisie built itself up, were generated in feudal society.
Modern bourgeois society with its relations of production, of exchange and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange, is like the sorcerer, who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells.
It is not enough that a country should lose none of the money that forms its capital; you will not increase its prosperity by more or less ingenious devices for causing this amount to circulate, by means of production and consumption, through the greatest possible number of hands.
Every Socialist did his share, and lived upon the vision of the "good time coming,"--when the working class should go to the polls and seize the powers of government, and put an end to private property in the means of production.
Acquisition (35 photocopiers, printers, multifunction) and maintenance (13,000,000 copies) of means of production and reproduction paper with software solution for management of printing variants at the initiative of the buyer: addition of finisher module saddle stitch.
Target: Guangdong Province Agricultural Means of Production Company Corp
Similarly, in a capitalist society, direct access to private property in the form of the means of production entails control over circumstances in which others are implicated, and therefore have direct social power.
We are seeing the demise of obsolete means of production and consumption and their replacement with new alternatives.
Most people do not understand that socialism is control of the means of production of goods and services by the government.
lt;p>A statement by the Agriculture Ministry cited Thursday "Both sides discussed issues related to supporting and providing means of production within the adopted procedures as well as following the announcements published on the sites of the ministry and the Company of Agricultural Supplies over the ministry's requirements.
That party was at one time the poster boy for compromise between capitalism and socialism: a governing party that accepted private ownership of the means of production, but provided workers with wall-to-wall social protections, arguing that the latter benefited economic development.