Re: [OPE] socialist planning in capitalist firms

From: Gerald Levy <>
Date: Thu Mar 18 2010 - 13:10:56 EDT

Jerry -- this seems to me rather clear in statements such as these:
Engels, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, Ch III
In the trusts, freedom of competition changes into its very opposite into
monopoly; and the production without any definite plan of capitalistic
society capitulates to the production upon a definite plan of the invading
socialistic society.

Paul A: Yep, as I suspected - Engels.
The following quote, though, doesn't make the same assertion.

In solidarity, Jerry


Capital Vol 1:
"Hand in hand with this centralization, or this expropriation of many
capitalists by few, develop, on an ever-extending scale, the co-operative
form of the labor-process, the conscious technical application of science,
the methodical cultivation of the soil, the transformation of the
instruments of labor into instruments of labor only usable in common, the
economizing of all means of production by their use as means of production
of combined, socialized labor, the entanglement of all peoples in the net of
the world-market, and with this, the international character of the
capitalistic regime."

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