Ben Fine

A-Z of Socialism: C is for Capital

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Both across the social sciences and in popular parlance, there has emerged what has been termed a plethora of capitals.

There is not only economic capital but also fixed capital, human capital, social capital, environmental or natural capital, financial capital, and cultural, symbolic, intellectual, organisational, emotional and many other types of "capital". The term is indiscriminately used to cover any resource deployed in any context.

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