Re.: Henwood on globalization
lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Nov 14 11:55:12 MST 2003
Chris Brady wrote:
> Lou points to the quote “under capitalism, the only thing worse than
> being exploited is not being exploited at all." I think the predicate
> is the defining phrase: i.e., under capitalism, how could it be
> otherwise? One must be exploited, or worse, one must be abandoned and
> cut out of any of the material benefits of life on this planet, or
> worst, eliminated.
I am not sure that this is correct in any case. I was of course
referring to Cuba, a possibility that is ruled out in autonomist
discourse. But isn't Kerala capitalist as well? Despite an obvious lack
of "capital flows", maquilas and other accoutrements of "globalization",
it is doing reasonably well. I would have to see the context in which
Joan Robinson made this remark, but in Henwood's usage, it is obviously
a call for more maquilas.
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