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

Date: Fri Jan 22 2010 - 21:38:57 EST

> Why not? Just follow the approach you have recommended here - look at those
> development indicators and see which of the two is 'more advanced'.

For the period of time in question, Russia was more advanced relative to the
most advanced capitalist economies than is India today. It's true that the
Bolsheviks often talked about the "backwardness" of the USSR but Russia was
a colonial power under the Czars and industrialization had already begun in
the early part of the 19th Century (see the writings of the historian,
William L. Blackwell). India and Russia have quite distinct histories and
the comparison you are asserting is problematic in the extreme.
In solidarity, Jerry
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Received on Fri Jan 22 21:40:32 2010

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