RE: [OPE] Odyssey and the Peruvian treasure

Date: Sun Feb 15 2009 - 12:57:39 EST

> How your theories of values can provide a feasible method to weighing the
> aggregate sacrifice against the aggregate output in a socialist economy?
> What is your common standard to which value can be reduced?
The whole point, Alejandro, is to surpass the domination of value in determining
production and distribution. Jurriaan will disagree, but I think that while value
and markets may come to be necessary (a temporary, necessary evil) in a transitional
economy, they should be surpassed in a more advanced (socialist) society.
'Market socialism', as I've told you repeatedly, has been tried in many countries
and - using all but the most limited criteria for efficiency - has everywhere been
a failure. I know we don't agree on this, but I simply want to mark an area of
disagreement in a way in which it can not be misunderstood. (and to anticipate
possible objections, I don't care if KM thought the same way or not).
In solidarity, Jerry

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