Re: (OPE-L) accumulation and de-accumulation of capital?

From: clyder@GN.APC.ORG
Date: Tue Apr 20 2004 - 17:11:05 EDT

Quoting glevy@PRATT.EDU:
> A more concrete question:  the presumption of the penetration
> of capital into areas of the globe where non-capitalist
> modes of production have dominated is that the quantity of
> wage-laborers exploited by capital will increase.  In recent
> decades, though, the percentage of the population who are
> wage-earners employed by capital in many places in the world
> has _not_ grown.  Instead, what has grown significantly is the
> percentage of non-wage-earners employed in the petty commodity
> sector (the 'informal sector').

I would be very surprised if this dominated at a world scale
considering the growth of wage labour in China and India.

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