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

From: Paul Cockshott (wpc@DCS.GLA.AC.UK)
Date: Sat Dec 30 2006 - 05:22:57 EST

I have been having to cite Alexandros work on the importance to taking productivity into account in the debates on the solidarity program when related to the world trade organization. Some members line up with the Oxfam, NGO line of favouring the small producers in Latin America and attributing their decline to US agricultural subsidies, ignoring productivity effects.



From: OPE-L [mailto:OPE-L@SUS.CSUCHICO.EDU] On Behalf Of Alejandro Valle Baeza
Sent: 25 December 2006 01:33
Subject: Re: [OPE-L] Unequal Exchange "without recourse to the notion of 'value'"?


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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