In finance and accounting, Capital generally refers to financial wealth, especially that used to start or maintain a business. Initially, it is assumed here that other styles of Capital, e.g. physical Capital, can be acquired with money or financial Capital, so there is little need here for any further analysis of the latter. So below, the word "Capital" is short-hand for "real Capital" or "Capital goods" or means of production. Also to be ignored will be the problems of aggregating Capital and the Capital controversy.
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