Week 7

mechanics of imperialism

Key Questions

  • What is value transfer? How is value transfer maintained?

  • What are the primary mechanisms of value transfer? What is colonial tribute? What is monopoly rent? What is unequal exchange?

  • Why is imperialism an inherent feature of capitalism?

Required Materials:

  • Zak Cope, The Wealth of (Some) Nations: Imperialism and the Mechanics of Value Transfer, "Value Transfer"

  • Zak Cope, The Wealth of (Some) Nations: Imperialism and the Mechanics of Value Transfer, "Colonial Tribute"

  • Zak Cope, The Wealth of (Some) Nations: Imperialism and the Mechanics of Value Transfer, "Monopoly Rent"

  • Zak Cope, The Wealth of (Some) Nations: Imperialism and the Mechanics of Value Transfer, "Unequal Exchange"

Supplementary Materials: