[OPE-L:1290] Re: Gold and credit-money weaknesses

Paul_Cockshott (wpc@cs.strath.ac.uk)
Mon, 4 Mar 1996 01:15:16 -0800

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Wasn't this associated more with the plunder and genocide accompanying
the original accumulation of capital rather than being an expression of
new methods of gold production? Of course, technological developments in
shipping and navigation were required for this process of "discovery" to

Silver too was important. Massive silvermining complex
established by Spanish in Peru, I think it was called something
like Ptosi. This far out produced the Bohemian mines which
had previously been main source of silver. Ores much