Re: [OPE-L] Market Socialism's problems

From: Paul Cockshott (wpc@DCS.GLA.AC.UK)
Date: Mon Apr 23 2007 - 18:18:22 EDT

 Yes it is. It comprises the following points accepted by all members:
1) The vindication of some sort of subjective theory of value.
2) Private property of means of production is not a necessary condition for economic calculation and economic efficiency.
3) An economy encouraging freedom to choose is a necessary condition for economic calculation and/or an ethical must.
4) In absence of appropriate technology a central planned economy like that proposed by classical Marxism is impossible and even though the technology would exist it implies ethical handicaps. 
Paul C
I think that Lange by the mid 60s no longer accepted point 4.

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