To show how Adam Smith and the other classical economists appear to have deliberately obscured the nature of the control of labor and how policies attacking the economic independence of the rural peasantry were essentially conceived to foster primitive accumulation, Perelman examines diaries, letters, and the more practical writings of the classical economists. This critical question pervades the book.” — Massimo De Angelis, University of East London “This study is to be admired for its comprehensiveness, scope, and the amount of unearthing and excavation Perelman provides. Sir James Steuart’s Secret History of Primitive Accumulation 8. The Revisionist History of Professor Adam Smith 10.
He argues that these private and practical writings reveal the real intentions and goals of classical political economy—to separate a rural peasantry from their access to land. The indictment of political economists who addressed themselves to the matter of primitive accumulation is masterful.” — H. Wilson, York University Introduction: Dark Designs 1. The Social Division of Labor and Household Production 5. Adam Smith and the Ideological Role of the Colonies 11.
In 2013 the political scientist Corey Robin wrote an engaging article in “The Chronicle Review” that discussed the perplexity of wrongly attributed statements and used the quotation being examined here as an example of the problem.
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Mitch , Choice"Perelman has done a remarkable job examining and synthesizing the work of Smith Steuart, Wakefield, and Ricardo, among others, with an eye toward their views on primitive accumulation. The origin of market capitalism is the product of strategies pursued to take away from people the conditions for developing alternative ways to live and produce.
[A] welcome stimulus to debate among researchers in the history of economic thought, and may also be a valuable reference for advanced political economy and history of economic thought courses.” — Bruce Philp, History of Economics Review“An eye-opening book which should be required reading for every economist.” (Five of five stars) — Business Ethics“Perelman’s study of the ideological support for primitive accumulation raises a set of significant issues at the conjunction of liberal political thought and classical political economy that deserve further investigation.” — Vikash Yadav , Theory and Event“This volume raises a number of pertinent questions regarding the important matter of how property rights are redistributed in the course of economic development and calls attention to a number of interesting but neglected writers.” — D. Nader, Review of Radical Political Economics “After reading Michael Perelman's excellent book we see our world in different colors.
Ron was born in Washington Heights, New York, the United States on April 13, 1950, to parents Bertram ‘Bert’ Perlman and Dorothy Perlman.