[Marxism] Imperialism and the US working class (Was YADL)

Joaquin Bustelo jbustelo at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 10:48:32 MDT 2009


S Artesian: "And when people cite the price of coffee or sugar vs the price
of industrial goods, as if that discrepancy in price is the mechanism by
which super-profits are extracted and realized-- as if the "unequal
exchange"-- quotes intended because it is a notion that is so poorly
supported as JB's own post evidences-- of industrial for resource or
agricultural goods constitutes a significant portion of capital
accumulation--  well, it doesn't drive me up a whole-- it just proves that
they cannot find, cannot evaluation, cannot produce, anything to support
their contentions about wealth transfer."

On unequal exchange, please go here, paying special attention to paragraphs
two, three and four: 

<http://marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/ch22.htm> 

And also here:

http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1857/grundrisse/ch17.htm#p872

And note there is a very bad typo in the MIA archive, which presents the
header as the nonsensical "No nations may exchange according to the law of
profit in such a way that both gain, but one is always defrauded" rather
than "Two nations may exchange..." as is correctly presented in the Index of
the MIA Grundrisse, and can be verified on this reproduction of the printed
page in Google books: 

<http://books.google.com/books?id=bDyemaqiZjUC&pg=RA1-PA872&lpg=RA1-PA872&dq
=No+nations+may+exchange+according+to+the+law+of+profit+in+such+a+way+that+b
oth+gain,+but+one+is+always+defrauded&source=bl&ots=wIzPurCXP-&sig=4gLkillPF
7qdyjQ6r9EihOMXeqQ&hl=en&ei=YCPaSeutHJOktweZx4nhDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=re
sult&resnum=1>

Joaquin





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