Re: [OPE] Britain--parasitic and decaying capitalism: A comment

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Date: Wed Dec 30 2009 - 06:00:57 EST

This is my last reply to you because you really are digging a larger hole
for yourself. Imperialism is not simply export of capital - it is all those
factors that Lenin listed and I have tried to repeat for you in slightly
more up to date language. If were were to use a single definition -
following Lenin - it would be state monopoly capitalism.

In everlasting hope

David Yaffe

At 23:17 29/12/2009 +0100, you wrote:
>On 2009-12-29 21:45, Jerry wrote:
>>If you think of the export of capital as an export and expansion of a
>>social relation (most especially, the class relation between capitalists
>>and wage-workers) then it's quite real (but not without its contradictory
>No one would deny that investment across regions, 'capital export',
>expands the social relations of capitalism.
>But that is the point I'm making, that this (and similar) features cannot
>reasonably be the defining element of imperialism for it occurs
>significantly in countries that are not considered to be 'imperialist'.
>E.g. Japan or China. In other words, imperialism is inadequately theorized
>in this framework.
>//Dave Z
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