the role of forced labor

snedeker snedeker at
Sat Nov 25 11:12:52 MST 2000

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From: Nestor Miguel Gorojovsky <Gorojovsky at>
To: <marxism at>
Sent: Saturday, November 25, 2000 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: the role of forced labor

> En relación a the role of forced labor,
> el 25 Nov 00, a las 12:16, snedeker dijo:
> "I don't think that we should get hung up on the concept of waged labor.
> forms of forced labor have existed along side of wage labor. this is still
the case
> in the world economy. Marx does not solve this problem with his
discussion of
> capitalism in England. it is true that he stresses the role of wage labor.
> he was not fully aware of the role forced labor played in the accumulation
> capital."
> The importance of wage labor is that it is the expression of the
transformation of
> human energy into a commodity "like anything else".

sugar was also a commodity when it was produced by slaves. the plantation
owner calculated profit like any good capitalist. later, he would rely on
wage labor or indentured labor.  labor.>
> Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
> gorojovsky at

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