thermodynamics (was: What do Marxist's think about the future)

clyder at clyder at
Sun Sep 21 14:17:15 MDT 2003

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Quoting Julio Huato <juliohuato at>:

> Les Schaffer wrote:
> >i doubt the physics techniques would resolve anything about the class
> >structure of the economy until such structures were built into the theory.
> >take debreu's work for example, he has "producers", "consumers",
> >"commodities", and several other actors on the stage. but no "owners" and
> >"labourers", as far as i can tell, so no dynamics at the class level
> >(obviously).

Farjoun and Machover built a thermodynamic marxist account of the
capitalist economy before debreu's work.

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