[Marxism] Do you agree or disagree with the following proposition?

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Fri Mar 31 08:00:53 MST 2006



David McDonald wrote:
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> 
> The actual quote (from memory) is "If the workers could live on air they
> could not be hired at any price."

In Jamaica (after the abolition of slavery) even at very low wages
workers could live for a week (no heating or clothing expense) on just a
few hours work. They introduced a head tax to make wage labor necessary.

Carrol




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