Capitalist society

But wages only guarantee purchasing power if there is

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Unformatted text preview: threatened? Or the working majority? Deepening inequalities, more exploitative. The laborers cannot produce enough food for themselves, use the wages from the side job at the estate to buy food from the estate. BUT wages only guarantee purchasing power if there is food available what about droughts? Famines? Landlords expected to protect workers in these cases, but don’t necessarily… Espinoza Land pressure/tension with the increasing population Republicos de Indios worked for subsistence and on the estates, labor organizers were the intermediaries. Borgman reforms: free trade really affected textile production because of the imports. Elite that are growing richer and richer, laborers with no sure food source. Women begin working in the tobacco fiel...
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This document was uploaded on 03/23/2014 for the course HIST 158 at Georgetown.

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