Re: [OPE-L] Che's economics

From: Allin Cottrell (cottrell@WFU.EDU)
Date: Wed May 09 2007 - 21:22:29 EDT

On Fri, 4 May 2007, Paul Cockshott wrote:

> I recall reading, or at least hearing in discussions with people
> back in the days of SDS in the late 60s that Che was in favour
> of replacing money with calculation directly in terms of value.
> I have been wondering recently if there is any truth in this,
> and if so what sources there are for his ideas on it.

Two cents' worth: Fidel said something along these lines in
response to my presentation of the C&C planning arguments in
Havana in 2003.  He said there was a debate over the course of
economic development in the early years of Cuban socialism:
some argued that something akin to the NEP was needed, while Che
argued for direct economic calculation in the context of planning.
Hearing this via translation I was not able to pick up the finer


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