[OPE-L:2805] RE: socialism and planning

Michael Perelman (michael@ecst.csuchico.edu)
Tue, 6 Aug 1996 16:50:33 -0700 (PDT)

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Paul Cockshott wrote:
> Jerry:
> >I would go further to say that the attempts by some (Maurice Dobb comes to
> >mind) to "prettify" the realities of "socialism" have been a greatI want to register my agreement with Paul here. I don't know what needs
prettified in socialism. Give a reasonably advanced country with a fair
reource base freedom from interference by the CIA and other vile
influences and I think that the result would be rather pretty -- with or
without Mr. Dobb.
>disservice to the credibility of Marxists.
> >
> Paul C:
> Give poor Maurice a break. What has really discredited socialism has been
> the flood of former marxists from Roemer to Kornai who line up proclaiming
> that there is no alternative to the market.
> First rule of politics, never appologise.
> Paul Cockshott (wpc@cs.strath.ac.uk)

Michael Perelman
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