proyect and malecki, over and out

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Tue Oct 15 13:23:00 MDT 1996


On Tue, 15 Oct 1996, Rosser Jr, John Barkley wrote:

>      Louis P. strongly opposes the "market socialism" of
> China, but he has not said "boo" on this, having more
> important things to say, which I shall not repeat....
>      BTW, the 14th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party
> officially declared the PRC to be a "socialist market
> economy" in October, 1992.


Louis: Schmuck, I'm lying in bed with the head-cold of the century and
reading "China's Reforms Assessed" by Paul Bowles and Xiao-yuan Dong in
the Nov.-Dec. 1994 New Left Review. I'm preparing an answer but like to do
some research beforehand. When I have something to say, I'll say it over
on M-I.

Rosser has a soft spot in his heart for Market Socialist
experiments like Tito's Yugoslavia. Not me. I'm for a world socialist
system in which the profit motive will be completely eliminated. The
reasons have much more to do with the long-term survivability of the
planet rather than the productivity of labor. China is facing an enormous
environmental threat and this never seems to be an issue for you. It is
for me and other Marxists.



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