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  •  NYBE, I have two thoughts. (2+ / 0-)
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    ActivistGuy, NY brit expat

    Okay, maybe more, but as concerns this diary. The one, about Primitive Accumulation, we've gone over before, but in any case it fits into the second. There's a funny passage in Marshall Sahlins (anthropologist)'s book about Primitive Economies, in which he shows how the "Primitives," when they're working for the white boss-man, have perfectly rational reasons for doing the opposite of what works for the boss-man, precisely because they're working for themselves. I'm just a bit curious about the possibility that the way first-world interactions with the un-first world have been described is, after all, based on first-world-based concepts that may be unable to frame HOW the un-first may or may not be moving in positive directions...

    •  That is an excellent point, that is why (3+ / 0-)
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      gmb, va dare, lams712

      raising the rise and coming to power of new movements in Latin America is so important and why our solidarity is so incredible. This is so for Latin America, but look also at India, Malaysia and China and the way in which they are moving as well. India and Malaysia are falling into line well; China is a different story (that is a big one as it is one of the biggest world markets and the one they want to get their claws sunk into).

      What is it about primitive accumulation that you want to discuss?

      No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable (Adam Smith, 1776, I, p. 96).

      by NY brit expat on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 03:46:41 PM PST

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