[Marxism] Turkey: Final Version?

Michael Perelman michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Mon Sep 21 19:34:15 MDT 2009


On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 11:58:14PM +0300, Pat Byrne wrote:
> market', the efficiency of the price system etc.. 
>Thus the overwhelming
> majority of the world's intelligentsia has accepted that despite massive
> evidence to the contrary, capitalism is the most effective means of
> delivering growth and satisfying demand. This is where Adam Smith's models
> needs to be compared to reality. 

My main paper will show how Smith was basically dishonest, beginning with 
his pin factory.

> The second problem I have with Marxist economics is that while the 
mechanics
> of capitalism are obviously important we need also to be able to offer a
> convincing set of mechanics for an alternative economy.
> Here I think that the broad concept of alienation as applied to the economic
> process offers a straightforward and easily understandable solution to the
> mass of the population

Many many people have done an excellent job in applying the idea of 
alienation in the way you suggest.

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Michael Perelman
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California State University
Chico, CA 95929

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