Re: [OPE] socialist planning in capitalist firms

Date: Thu Mar 18 2010 - 02:49:00 EDT

> My reading of Marx suggests that we study capitalist firms for
> insights into the future of socialist planning whatever form it will
> take - centralized and decentralized

Hi Paul A:
Did Marx anticipate "planning" by capitalist firms? The only form that I can recall him referring to is cost accounting, especially as it relates to the depreciation of constant fixed capital (and much of what was written in _Capital_ on that topic was by Engels, not Marx). He never actually asserted that one can gain insights into the future of socialism through a study of capitalist corporate planning, did he?
In solidarity, Jerry
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