Capitalism, Third World poverty and migration

16 Dec

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imagesThe way ideologues of capitalism often talk you’d think this system arrived by some kind of immaculate process.  In reality, as Marx noted, “The discovery of gold and silver in America, the extirpation, enslavement and entombment in mines of the aboriginal population, the beginning of the conquest and looting of the East Indies, the turning of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black-skins, signalised the rosy dawn of the era of capitalist production.”  Below we reprint a piece by Kenan Malik which looks at that ‘rosy dawn’ and its implications for what became the ‘Third World’ and for migration.

by Kenan Malik

This is a coda to my review of Paul Collier’s book Exodus. In Exodus, Collier makes a case for restrictions on immigration, from the perspective both of the countries of origin and of the host countries to which they migrate. In my review…

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