Week 8

econometrics of imperialism

Key Questions

  • What is imperialism? How are contemporary theories of imperialism typically denied and dismissed?

  • What is the extent of imperialist value transfer? How can it be measured?

  • How do workers in the Global North benefit from imperialism?

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Exercise

If the superwages and superprofits in the Global North are dependent upon the superexploitation of workers in the Global South, consider what solidarity looks like for workers in the Global North. How can this parasitic relationship be countered? What steps can be made to de-link peripheral economies from the system of imperialist value transfer?