what about inequalities between firms (market socialism)

tgs at cunyvms1.gc.cuny.edu tgs at cunyvms1.gc.cuny.edu
Fri Nov 4 19:23:30 MST 1994


Well, I'm not going to begin by pulling my punches (to get across to workers).
I'm going to first figure out what we need to do, lest I corrupt my theory
by my understandable fears about how it will come across to workers. If it's
planning that has to be gotten across, I can't sugarcoat it by talking about
market socialism.

The transitional program is the means by which we use practical language to
get across the need for planning.

You're stacking the deck against me, Justin. I can't prove that planning will
work, because it's never been given a chance.  It is admittedly a long shot,
one which I would never encourage anyone to try unless what we have won't work.
So my first task is necessarily to refute your arguments about market sociaism,
to get you to see the need to work with me to make planning feasible (rather
than joke about it as Stalinism with a human face)


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