[OPE-L:6856] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: surplus value, commercial workers and merchant capital (fwd)

From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@stanford.edu)
Date: Tue Apr 02 2002 - 11:57:50 EST

re 6855

>Dear Rakesh,
>Sorry to cause you trouble but could you give me chapter and verse on this
>with respect to Grossman.
>Paul Bullock

This is in Grossmann's magnum opus, Part III, Section I, chapter 14
"Ein historischer Rueckblick: Das Bevoelkerungsproblem in 
Fruehkapitalismus. Der Charakter der fruehkapitalistischen 
Here Grossmann continues his critique against Luxemburg by arguing 
that from its inception colonial politics was motivated not by 
efforts at the realization but rather the production of surplus 
value. In this context Grossmann prepared the first substantial 
Marxist history of the modern plantation system which which through 
formally unfree labor relations resolved the early capitalist problem 
of a population shortage that in addition gave mercantalist thought 
its basic character.
All the best, Rakesh

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