ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Bihari Labour and Punjab Agriculture

Dubey's book. It was undoubtedly a correct strategy for the South to protect its nascent industries, and stave off competition from the advanced North. Was it logical in the same breath to call for free trade in textiles where the South could dominate, and for massive aid from the North to set up heavy industries that might in future compete with the TNCs from the North, and for a code of conduct for the TNCs that would emasculate their competitive strength in the long run? AH these proposals were in fact incorporated in the UN declaration on the New International Economic Order of 1974. Had the North faithfully implemented them all, it would tantamount to their committing economic hara-kiri. Except for philanthropists with a heart bleeding for the 'wretched of the earth', no significant social force in the North could possibly endorse such an agenda.

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