More on Dialectics

Carrol Cox cbcox at
Sat Sep 4 18:27:39 MDT 1999

Sam Pawlett wrote:

>  OK, but the proof of this particular pudding will be in how well
> planning works in practice. That means how well it does what its
> champions say its going to do i.e. ensure maximal efficiency and
> dynamism in the economy

Haven't we had enough and far more than enough "dynamism" in
the economy the last 300 years? Isn't "dynamism" (equals chaos
in individual lives) what we are fighting to destroy?

And *maximal* efficiency sounds pretty ominous to me. Why
not *minimum* -- better, *barely minimum* -- efficiency?


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