(economics) (marxist) The combination of the means of labor--such as machines, tools, and equipment--and the subject of labor used by workers to make products.
Means-of-production Sentence Examples
The author prefers large properties and large commercial undertakings to small ones, and strongly favours association as a means of production.
His programme included the collective ownership of the means of production and the international association of labour, but when in June 1899 he entered Waldeck-Rousseau's cabinet of "republican defence" as minister of commerce he limited himself to practical reforms, devoting his attention to the improvement of the mercantile marine, to the development of trade, of technical education, of the postal system, and to the amelioration of the conditions of labour.
They pursued a Marxist programme aiming at the socialization of the State, the means of production and consumption: they were opposed to a dictatorship of the proletariat, and were for evolutionary as opposed to revolutionary methods.
Centralisation of the means of production and socialization of labor at last reach a point where the become incompatible with their capitalist integument.
I used an electric typewriter - at the time a fairly advanced means of production for an amateur working from home.