on predictions

George Snedeker snedeker at SPAMconcentric.net
Sun Apr 29 16:04:57 MDT 2001


Nester is correct. there's a large pool of cheap labor to be tapped in Latin
America. The FTAA promoters promise us that half of the poverty in Latin
America will be eliminated by 2015. their prediction is even more off the
mark than Wallerstein. Hegel thought that civilization moved eastward from
its starting point in Western Europe. he did think that the indigenous
people of the Americas lacked civilization. my mention of Africa and Asia
was meant as a shorthand answer.
----- Original Message -----
From: Les Schaffer <schaffer at optonline.net>
To: marxmail <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2001 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: on predictions


> [ from Nestor ]
>
> En relación a on predictions, el 29 Apr 01, a las 10:04, George
> Snedeker dijo:
>
> > Wallerstein suggests that capitalism is running out of cheap labor
> > and that this will lead to a crisis in the system over the next 50
> > years. I guess he forgot about most of Africa and half of Asia
>
> And of course all of Latin America but for Cuba. Please don't
> understand this as an ill-willed criticism of George Snedeker, but it
> is funny (or rather, it would be funny if it weren't deadly serious)
> to see how Hegel's positions (Latin America is just geography, it is
> not history) are still lingering among some of the best heads today.
>
> Sigh.
>
>
>
> Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
> gorojovsky at arnet.com.ar
>
>
>






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