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The Bias of the World : Theories of Unequal Exchange in History

  title={The Bias of the World : Theories of Unequal Exchange in History},
  author={John H. Brolin},
This is a history of theories and theorists of unequal exchange. Starting with mercantilists and Richard Cantillon's theory based on land values, it briefly covers the early Classical economists and Gerald Fitzhugh. Among early 20th century Marxist economists, unequal exchange appeared in Otto Bauer's explanation of nationalist antagonism, and in Henryk Grossmann as countering the breakdown of capitalism. It is argued that the addition to Marxist economic theory of international capital… Expand
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