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MOLINA MOLINA, Ernesto. Uneven Development of Capitalism in the Light of Capital by Karl Marx. Econ. y Desarrollo [online]. 2018, vol.160, n.2, e14. ISSN ISSN.

This paper is aimed at promoting the scientific development of a political economy in the South on the basis of Marx and Lenin’s revolutionary theory, who formulated the law of uneven political and economic development of capitalism. Although Marx studied the capital system, finding a base therefor on the most advanced capitalist model in his time, namely the English one, in Capital, he made it clear that the capital system in North and South America evolved differently from the English capitalism. That could give an account of why two types of capitalism historically emerged in the American continent -the capitalism in colonies that became metropolises (the United States and Canada), and the capitalism in colonies that became neo-colonies (Latin America and the Caribbean). Nowadays, “unity” of workers and oppressed peoples is a problem to be solved through revolutionary theory and practice. The fact is to achieve the creation of a South Subject for development on a global scale.

Keywords : south structural heritage; south subject; «north» prices and «south» prices.

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