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Modern Rent-Bearing Capital: New Enclosures, Knowledge- Rent and the Financialization of Monopoly Rights

  title={Modern Rent-Bearing Capital: New Enclosures, Knowledge- Rent and the Financialization of Monopoly Rights},
  author={T. Rotta and Rodrigo Alves Teixeira},
This article advocates that a better approach to financialization is to shift the emphasis to the production process and to the commodity form. To accomplish this, we show how modern-day capitalism is heading towards the production of commodities sui generis – namely ‘knowledge-commodities’, which cannot be sold, but only loaned or lent. The underpinnings of this process are the modern formation of ‘new enclosures’ (patents and intellectual rights). Our thesis, reached by investigating the… Expand
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