ED << >> Chapter 24: The Transformation of Surplus-Value into Capital Page 742 Accumulate, accumulate! That is Moses and the prophets! ' Industry furnishes the material which saving accumulates. Therfeore save, save, i.e. reconvert the greatest possible portion of surplus value or surplus product into capital! Accumulation for the sake of accumulation, production for the sake of production ; this was the formula in which classical economics expressed the historical mission of the bourgeoisie in the period of its domination.