[OPE-L:596] Re: Stalin and value

akliman@acl.nyit.edu (akliman@acl.nyit.edu)
Wed, 29 Nov 1995 12:03:54 -0800

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Paul Cockshott asks why not examine Stalin's 1952 _Economic Problems of
Socialism_ *instead* of the unsigned 1944 (sic; the article in Russian
appeared in 1943) article revising the law of value, to understand Stalin's

I think one needs to do both. A "choice" needs to be made if but only if
one doubts that the 1943 revision in the law of value was not his view at
the time, or that the article didn't receive his approval. I do not find
these to be credible possibilities.