Ellen Meiksins Wood quiz

Louis Proyect lnp3 at SPAMpanix.com
Thu Oct 26 14:47:01 MDT 2000


>When did the imperatives of competition and accumulation get added on to
the wage-labor institution, according to her ?
>
>CB

Charles is the winner in more ways than one. Yes, the answer is Africa and
the Western Hemisphere. The answer to your question is that what took place
in the English countryside in the 1500s and 1600s is governed by some kind
of Marxological "laws of motion". What took place in the very same period
in Africa and Latin America was not. It was presumably just an exercise in
"buying cheap and selling dear" of the kind that had existed since time
immemorial.

Louis Proyect
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