Bought off workers?

Ulhas Joglekar uvj at
Thu Jun 21 08:59:50 MDT 2001

From: jenyan1
> Your analysis here is completely wrong . Within global exchange, owners
> of textile mills were once accorded a privileged position in relation to
> the producers of the raw materials consumed by the textile industry. Apart
> from land, which could not be produced and therefore was grabbed from the
> Indians, the relevant inputs were cotton and slaves.

I don't understand what is meant by 'land was grabbed from Indians', unless
American Indians are meant.

> As we know, textiles gradually lost their privileged position in global
> exchange and today Indian Bengal and Bangladesh are once again able to
> produce textiles. However, this is now to their woe.

Again I don't understand what is meant by 'this is now their woe.'


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