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The wealth of (some) nations : imperialism and the mechanics of value transfer

Author: Zak Cope
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author makes the case that capitalism is empirically inseparable from imperialism, historically and today. using a rigorous political economy framework, he lays bare the vast ongoing transfer of wealth from the poorest to the richest countries through the mechanisms of monopoly rent, unequal exchange and colonial tribute. The result is a polarized international class structure with a relatively rich global North  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version :
(OCoLC)1090130447
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zak Cope
ISBN: 0745338852 9780745338859 0745338860 9780745338866
OCLC Number: 1057375511
Description: vii, 260 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: List of figures and tables --
Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part 1 The mechanics of imperialism : Value transfer --
Colonial tribute --
Monopoly rent --
Unequal exchange. Part 2 The econometrics of imperialism : Imperialism and its denial --
Measuring imperialist value transfer --
MEasuring colonial value transfer --
Comparing value transfer to profits, wages and capital. Part 3 Foundations of the labour aristocracy : Anti-imperialist Marxism and the wages of imperialism --
The metropolitan labour aristocracy --
The native labour aristocracy. Part 4 Social imperialism past and present : Social imperialism before the First World War --
Social imperialism after the First World War --
Social-imperialist Marxism --
Conclusion: imperialism and anti-imperialism today. Appendix: physical quality of life in capitalist and socialist countries --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Zak Cope.

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A taboo-busting critique of the transfer of wealth from the global South to the global North.  Read more...

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