Re: [OPE-L] Unequal Exchange "without recourse to the notion of 'value'"?

From: Alejandro Valle Baeza (valle@SERVIDOR.UNAM.MX)
Date: Sun Dec 24 2006 - 20:32:51 EST

Jerry Levy wrote:

> In the *attached* article by Alf Hornborg, "Toward a Non-
> Normative Ecological Theory of Exploitation" [originally published
> in the _Journal of Economic Anthropology_ (Vol. 7, 2003)],
> the author claims that unequal exchange "can be
> conceptualized without recourse to the notion of value''".
> Is that the case?
> In solidarity, Jerry

Jerry, Latin-American dependency theory pointed out deteriorating
exchange terms during 70's. They did not use value concept at all.
I think that such approach is misleading because it ignores productivity
(without value concept there are necessary mistakes).


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