Re: [OPE] Invention, Inventors, and the Productivity of Labor

From: Alejandro Agafonow <>
Date: Tue Nov 04 2008 - 10:26:18 EST

So Paul, how free are those people responsible for a certain productive unit to dispose of the labour budget in order to produce the best they can?  A. Agafonow ________________________________ De: Paul Cockshott <> Para: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <> Enviado: martes, 4 de noviembre, 2008 15:48:18 Asunto: Re: [OPE] Invention, Inventors, and the Productivity of Labor Alejandro Agafonow wrote: > >  > There is an additional step that a planned economy should explore to overcome the impossibility of dynamic efficiency. Besides the scale of the adoption of these bonuses, there must exist a mechanism that pushes these productive units out with some costs for their members. > >  If a socialist economy has reached the stage where it can be concerned about such things, which is only after initial industrialisation, then what should be done is fix labour budgets for units of production. If a unit of production making good A is producing efficiently and another also making A inefficiently, then the labour budget of the efficient unit should be increased to expand production there and the labour budget of the less efficient one correspondingly reduced. In effect labour is transfered to the more efficient unit. The collective in the inefficient unit then has an incentive to improve their utilisation of resources to keep their work teams together come the next plan period. _______________________________________________ ope mailing list

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