centrally planned economy

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Tue Jun 4 17:59:38 MDT 1996

Louis: Good post, Hugh. Now isn't this better than getting all tangled up
over Nicaragua?

On Tue, 4 Jun 1996, Hugh Rodwell wrote:

> This is nonsense. Unless he means by 'embryonic' something like the following:
> The internet is yet another example of new forms of interaction at odds
> with the capitalist mode of production yet developing behind its back. As
> long as the infrastructure is provided and exploited by monopoly capital
> interests for profit or imperialist states for subjugating either each
> other or the working class, the internet will remain democratically opaque
> and ideologically ambivalent, like all technology.
> Also, what's the difference between laissez-faire capitalism -- each
> pursues his own, and it all works out for the common best -- and 'embryonic
> socialism' as far as the net is concerned?
> Also, where does production come into it?

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