[OPE-L:2769] Re: socialism and planning

Paul Cockshott (wpc@cs.strath.ac.uk)
Wed, 31 Jul 1996 01:04:22 -0700 (PDT)

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>Let socialists undertake both of the above tasks. I do think, though, just
>in terms of theoretical tasks that the task of further developing an
>understanding of capitalism remains a more urgent political task than the
>task of developing a "serious alternative" to "how the transition to a
>communist economy might be undertaken."

This may seem a naive question, but just what is the use of a further
understanding of capitalism?

What programatic political points are currently unspecifiable because
of a lack of understanding of capitalism?

I am not denying that such points may exist, I would just like an idea
of what you they are.
Paul Cockshott