market socialism and all that
concrete at netcom.com
Wed Nov 15 00:30:40 MST 1995
Re: The Market Socialist sleight of hand, in which "command economy" is
substituted for "planned economy":
"Command economy" is of obvious bourgeois economics textbook
coinage; it has never been part of a marxist conception of a socialist
revolution to abolish capitalism and with it, the centrality of the
market within the relations of production. Nobody will be fooled into
taking sides in a dispute framed as "Market Socialism" vs. "Command
Economy" no more than anyone will join in with "Democracy" vs. "Central
Planning", as if only markets were distributive and "planning" only
centralized, the antithesis of democracy.
As for Slovenia, a tendency must be suicidal to attempt to stand
upon any part of the remains of the former Yugoslavia - this smacks of a
complete lack of perspective.
But such is life with our "Post-Proudhonists".
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