[OPE-L:7939] Re: Re: Re: unequal exchange and poverty in African countries

From: Alejandro Valle Baeza (valle@servidor.unam.mx)
Date: Wed Nov 06 2002 - 08:56:45 EST


I think this is very interesting point. However it is necessary more development
on this subject. My own work found that wage differences between countries
depends on:

productivities and  exploitation rates

Mandel is very confusing on this issues: he asserted that wage differences can not be explained by difference in productivity. Hence this quote is contradictory with his explanation of wage differences.  

clyder@gn.apc.org wrote:
On that topic Mandel wrote provocatively that: "*From the Marxist point
of view, i.e. from the standpoint of a consistent labour theory of value,
underdevelopment is ultimately always underemployment, both 
quantitatively (mass unemployment) and qualitatively (low productivity
of labour)*" (_Late Capitalism_,  NLB, 1975, pp. 60-61, emphasis in 
original).  Do you agree or disagree?



In solidarity, Jerry


Alejandro Valle

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