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Unequal Exchange and the Prospects of Socialism. By Communist Working Group

[Manifest Press, 1986, 233 p.]

CONTENTS

Page no. refer to pages in the printed edition

 

Preface by Arghiri Emmanuel p. 9

 

Chapter I: Introduction p. 19

  • The Purpose of Theory is Practice p. 19
  • Marxism – Dialectical Materialism p. 20
  • Analysis of the Economic Conditions is Fundamental p. 20
  • The Main Social Contradiction p. 22
  • The Relationship Between Consciousness and Being p. 23
  • The Population of the World is Divided into Rich and Poor p. 25
  • The Consequences of the Present World Order p. 28

 

Chapter II: The Historical Background of Unequal Exchange p. 31

  • The Development of Capitalism in the Nineteenth Century p. 31
  • Britain's Industrial Monopoly p. 32
  • The Contradiction Production – Consumption p. 32
  • Marx & Engels On the Potentialities of Capitalism p. 34
  • The New Manifestation of the Contradiction p. 39
  • The Development of the United States of America from Colony to Advanced Capitalist Power p. 46
  • Summary p. 54

 

Chapter III: The Theory of Unequal Exchange p. 57

  • Introduction p. 57
  • The Capitalist Mode of Accumulation p. 59
  • Commodity Production – Generally Defined p. 61
  • Simple Commodity Production p. 61
  • Commodity Production Under Developed Capitalism p. 62
  • Primitive Accumulation p. 63
  • Labour-Power – Its Value and Price p. 65
  • Productivity and Wages p. 71
  • The Use-Value of Labour-Power p. 77
  • The Circulation of Capital p. 78
  • Surplus-Value p. 80
  • The Rate of Surplus-Value p. 80
  • Cost-Price p. 81
  • The Rate of Profit p. 82
  • The Creation of an Average Rate of Profit Between the Branches of Production p. 83
  • The Conditions for an Equalization of the Rate of Profit Nationally p. 88
  • Summary p. 89
  • The World Market p. 89
  • Unequal Exchange Between Countries p. 90
  • On Exploitation Between Countries p. 94
  • On Exploitation p. 96
  • South Africa – A Concrete Example p. 98
  • Global Inequality p. 103

 

Chapter IV: The Validity of The Prerequisites of Unequal Exchange p. 105

  • Introduction p. 105
  • Variation in Wages in a Divided World p. 107
  • The Concrete Variations in Wages p. 109
  • Working conditions p. 114
  • Productivity and Wages p. 116
  • Productivity and Wages – Final Remarks p. 120
  • Conclusion p. 122
  • Equalization of the Rate of Profit p. 123
  • Capital Movements p.128
  • Conclusion p.131
  • The Size of the Unequal Exchange p. 131

 

Chapter V: The Possibilities of Socialism in a Divided World p. 143

  • On Productive Forces and Conditions of Production p.143
  • The Possibilities of Socialism in the imperialist Countries p. 144
  • Reformism p. 147
  • The Rise of Reformism p. 147
  • The Political Development in the Interwar Period p.154
  • The Effects of Unequal Exchange on International Solidarity p.156
  • The Working Class has Become a "Sacred Cow" to the Left Wing p.170
  • Conclusion for the Imperialist Countries p. 174
  • The Possibilities of Socialism in the Exploited Countries p. 177
  • What is Development and Underdevelopment? p. 178
  • The Connection Between Unequal Exchange and Unequal Development p. 180
  • For a New World Order – What is Progressive? p.189
  • For a Socialist World Order p. 191
  • Conclusion Concerning the Perspectives of Socialism in the Exploited Countries p. 195

 

Chapter VI: What Can Communist in Imperialist Countries Do? p. 197

  • Support the Anti-Imperialist Movements in the Exploited Countries! p. 198
  • Support the Liberation Movements Materially! p. 200
  • What do We Work For? p. 201

 

Notes p. 203

The notes in this online edition are placed in the bottom of each chapter (Note by the Editor of Snylterstaten.dk)

 

Bibliography p. 221

 

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