Accumulating Class

From The SpiritWiki

The Accumulating Class is the Economic Class that accumulates abstracted labour from the Working Class through the various Mechanisms of Accumulation made available by a particular Regime of Accumulation.[1]

Regime of Accumulation

Regime of Accumulation > Mode of Accumulation, Relations of Accumulation

Mode of Exploitation > Mechanisms of Accumulation, Mechanisms of Compliance, Mechanisms of Reproduction

Relations of Accumulation > Accumulating Class, Slave Class, System Agent

Syncretic Terms

Accumulating Class > Bourgeoisie, The Family

Related LP Terms

Accumulating Class > Regime of Accumulation, Rocket Scientists' Guide to Money and the Economy, Symbol Factory

Non-LP Related Terms

Accumulating Class > Maya


The Video Money Moksha lays out the basic dynamics of accumulation, and some of the toxic consequences of the Regime of Accumulation

Ipsita Chaterjee[2] uses the term accumulating class in the context of the class's colonization of space and place.

Related LP Courses



  1. Rocket Scientists’ Guide to Money and the Economy: Accumulation and Debt. St Albert, Alberta: Lightning Path Press., 2016
  2. Chatterjee, Ipsita. Displacement, Revolution, and the New Urban Condition. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2014