Friday, December 9, 2011

"the liquidation of the peasantry"

Doreen Warriner uses this phrase to describe the effects of inclosure on the English peasants, which was to force them out of a subsistence lifestyle and into the industrial workforce. Resources (people) that were tough to move around were rendered flexible by political force. Flexible labor inputs were freed up to accompany the increase in capital to bring an increase in production.

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