Re: [OPE] socialist planning in capitalist firms

From: Dave Zachariah <>
Date: Thu Jun 10 2010 - 14:10:11 EDT

On 2010-06-10 19:46, Alejandro Agafonow wrote:
> 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.

I would agree with this. The 'higher phase' as a general idea is a
reflection of 19th century optimism more than anything else. That said,
a realistic scenario the point is to let the citizens collectively
decide what should be distributed according to that principle, e.g.
healthcare or digital music.

//Dave Z
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Received on Thu Jun 10 14:12:23 2010

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