Re: [OPE] question re published letters Engels

From: Gerald Levy <>
Date: Sat May 09 2009 - 18:23:40 EDT

> the social costs of production in terms of labour would *not* [disappear].
> And the mechanism of economic computation in socialist economy will have
> to take this into account one way or another.

Hi Dave Z:

Well, obviously, any society will have limited labor and material resources
there will have to be social decisions made about their allocation. This
involve, in part, computations. That was never in doubt. How those social
decisions will be made and according to what principles and with what
consequences was what was up for discussion. The idea that value-form
theorists simply "wish away" issues associated with socialism is simply
a mis-reading of their perspectives.

In solidarity, Jerry

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