Re: [OPE] socialist planning in capitalist firms

From: Alejandro Agafonow <>
Date: Thu Jun 10 2010 - 13:46:34 EDT

Jerry: *As for the opportunity costs, this was fundamentally a reflection of the scarcity caused by the isolation of these economies. The way to overcome this problem - something that Lenin and the majority of the 'old Bolsheviks' were very clear about - would have been global socialism.* This is fiction Jerry. This higher phase of communist society where all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly, to recall Marx, literally requires a *replicator* like the one in Star Trek in order to synthesize goods at infinitely zero labor costs. As long as we don’t have it, we have to think in a feasible socialism able to deal with scarcity at least as good as capitalism does.  A. Agafonow

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