Answering the Brenner thesis

Carrol Cox cbcox at
Mon Oct 23 13:06:24 MDT 2000

Louis Proyect wrote:

> I am afraid you missed my point. I cite Japan and Germany in order to
> buttress the point that capitalism arose in the British Empire as a
> combination of free and bonded labor. The plantations in Jamaica served the
> same purpose as the feudal estates in the Japanese countryside 2 centuries
> later: to finance capital accumulation.

Correct. So?


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