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  • Allin Cottrell

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    (Wake Forest University)

  • Paul Cockshott

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    (Universidad de Glasgow)

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The collapse of previously existing socialism was due to causes embedded in its economic mechanism, which are not inherent in all possible socialisms. The article argues that Marxist economic theory, in conjunction with information technology, provides the basis on which a viable socialist economic program can be advanced, and that the development of computer technology and the Internet makes economic planning possible. In addition, it argues that the socialist movement has never developed a correct constitutional program, and that modern technology opens up opportunities for democracy. Finally, it reviews the Austrian arguments against the possibility of socialist calculation in the light of modern computational capacity and the constraints of the Kyoto Protocol.

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Article provided by Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía in its journal Revista de Economía Institucional.

Volume (Year): 10 (2008)
Issue (Month): 19 (July-December)
Pages: 161-205

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Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:10:y:2008:i:19:p:161-205

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  1. Arnold, N. Scott, 1987. "Marx And Disequilibrium in Market Socialist Relations of Production," Economics and Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, vol. 3(01), pages 23-47, April.
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