Re: [OPE] Brecht and value-form theory

From: Alejandro Agafonow <>
Date: Sat Mar 21 2009 - 17:43:19 EDT

Jerry.   Mainstream economics disregards, just as Marxists do,the social function of ‘disequilibria prices’, i.e. their usefulness for revealing structural breakdowns which divert the productive apparatus from the satisfaction of real preferences. Most Marxist interpretations of crises are based on the assumption that planning can eliminate uncertainty, but in doing so most of you are willing to abolish consumers’ freedom of choice. I’m deeply sceptical about these alternatives which only can reduce welfare and civil liberties.   Regards,A. Agafonow ________________________________ De: GERALD LEVY <> Para: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <> Enviado: viernes, 20 de marzo, 2009 14:34:58 Asunto: RE: [OPE] Brecht and value-form theory > In fact, Marx lacks a comprehension of the social usefulness of the ‘signs of social error’ provided by > disequilibria prices. A mistake upon which the works of most Marxists are built (e.g. Ian Wright). Alejandro: It is an ironic time for you to be pointing to the alleged insights of mainstream economists about pricing. How many of them, using those tools of analysis, accurately predicted the current disequilibrium?  Mainstream analysts are justifiably being held up for public scrutiny and ridicule: e.g. see John Stewart's interview of Jim Cramer @ http://www.the In solidarity, Jerry_______________________________________________ ope mailing list

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