[Marxism] Hayek and Trotsky

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 06:42:11 MDT 2014


On Sep 18, 2014, at 9:41 PM, Jim Farmelant via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

> …Trotsky presented one argument that has always struck me as being rather Hayekian in tone.
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> "If a universal mind existed, of the kind that projected itself into the scientific fancy of Laplace – a mind that could register simultaneously all the processes of nature and society, that could measure the dynamics of their motion, that could forecast the results of their inter-reactions – such a mind, of course, could a priori draw up a faultless and exhaustive economic plan, beginning with the number of acres of wheat down to the last button for a vest. The bureaucracy often imagines that just such a mind is at its disposal…

Hasn’t technology now come very close to resolving this problem?





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