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The Mode of Production Debate in the Philippines

Thursday, September 24, 2009
A Hacienda Luisita peasant plants rice in a freshly tilled field (Photo by Jack Stephens).

A peasant plants rice in a freshly tilled field in Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac, Philippines (Photo by Jack Stephens).

Over at The Excerpt Mill I show a small snippet of a few decades old debate about whether the Philippines is semi-feudal and semi-capitalist or just semi-capitalist.

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One Comment
  1. Friday, September 25, 2009 7:11 am

    This is really interesting stuff, even for someone like me whose knowledge of the Philippines is sketchy at best. I think I just love a good mode of production debate. I’m always arguing that Britain still has a semi-feudal superstructure…

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