Robinson quote

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Sun Jun 30 10:44:16 MDT 1996

It's official. It was Joan Robinson.


>Date: Sat, 29 Jun 1996 23:50:38 -0700 (PDT)
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>I found this much quicker than expected because awhile back a
>publisher _insisted_ that I find the accurate citation:
>the Joan Robinson quote: "As we see nowadays in South-East Asia or the
>Caribbean, the misery of being exploited by capitalists is nothing
>compared to the misery of not being exploited at all." Economic
>Philosophy, ch. 2. Chicago: Aldine Publ. Co., p. 45. (1960, I believe)
>in pen-l solidarity,
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