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Debating the Socialist Calculation Debate

BlogOctober 6, 2003

Debating the Socialist Calculation Debate: A Classroom Exercise

ZENON X. ZYGMONT
Western Oregon University - Division of Business & Economics

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=442620...

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Cantor's Diagonal Argument: An Extension to the Socialist Calculation Debate

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The standard view of the socialist calculation debate is that Mises and Hayek at best demonstrated the practical impossibility of socialist economy,

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"The Forgotten Contribution: Murray Rothbard on Socialism in Theory and in Practice" and the Reinterpretation of the Socialist Calculation Debate: A Comment

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The article is a much needed and long overdue acknowledgement and appreciation of Rothbard’s contributions to the theory, including the calculation debate, and practice of socialism...

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Cantor's Diagonal Argument: An Extension to the Socialist Calculation Debate — A Comment

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In a recent article Robert P. Murphy (2006) uses Cantor's diagonal argument to prove that market socialism could not function, since it would be impossible for the Central Planning Board...

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The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

Market Socialism and the Property Problem: Different Perspective of the Socialist Calculation Debate

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In 1920 Mises presented his famous essay on socialism, which would change, and eventually destroy, the whole scientific case for Marxist socialism (Mises 1990). Afterward, no one could seriously defend that doctrine.

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The Journal of Libertarian Studies

Critique of the Standard Account of the Socialist Calculation Debate

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As the Marxian philosopher Louis Althusser used to put it, no reading is innocent. The meaning a reader derives from a particular piece of scholarly literature is unavoidably influenced by his premises and analytical frame- work. When the underlying theoretical framework of the reader differs...

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March and Simon (1958): Early Calculation Debate Revisionists

BlogMarch 28, 2007

Nicolai Foss notes at Organizations and Markets that James March and Herbert Simon, in their 1958 book Organizations, were among the first social scientists outside the Austrian...

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Surface Water Allocation in Alberta: Lesson from the Economic Calculation Debate

Audio/VideoMarch 15, 2011
Session on Law and Property. Recorded 11 March 2011 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [17:33]

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Philipp Bagus Debates Franz Hörmann on Money

BlogJuly 20, 2014

In this audio debate, Philipp Bagus, author of The Tragedy of the Euro, debates Franz Hörmann. Here is an...

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Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This is the essay that overthrew the socialist paradigm in economics, and provided the foundation for modern Austrian price theory.

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Economic Calculation in the Socialist Society

BooksJune 16, 2009
Hoff demonstrates why calculation is impossible in a socialist economy and concludes that it is impossible to have a non-market economy, because how do you establish prices.

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A Recommendation for the Dehomogenization Debate

BlogJune 10, 2005

Yesterday Joe Salerno gave an interesting talk on "The Debate on the Socialist Calculation Debate" (audio or video). I completely agree with Salerno et al. that there...

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The End of Socialism and the Calculation Debate Revisited

JournalsJuly 20, 2005
From The Review of Austrian Economics Vol. 5, No. 2, 1991. See also Murray N. Rothbard, ed., The Logic of Action One: Method, Money, and the Austrian School , UK: Edward Elgar, 1997, pp. 408-437. ( Buy this book )

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Market Socialism: The Debate Among Socialists, by Bertell Ollman

JournalsJuly 1, 1999
One question about socialists has for many years puzzled me: how can they exist? The Soviet Experiment, the Chinese Great Leap Forward, etc. are now "one with Nineveh and Tyre";...

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Land-Use Planning: Implications of the Economic Calculation Debate

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The recent widely cited National Agricultural Lands Study (NALS) adds to the growing number of individuals and organizations holding the view that land resources are too important to be left to the "whims of market forces." In this view, there should be a shift from private ownership of...

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Economic Calculation in the Socialist Society

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This work deserves more attention than it has received.

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Gold Coin

NJ Political Heavyweights Debate Gold Standard

BlogOctober 28, 2014

During the past two weeks, James Florio, a former Democratic governor of New Jersey, and Steve Lonegan, the 2013 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate  wrote opposing op ed pieces on the gold standard for New Jersey's leading newspaper. That the gold standard is now being seriously debated...

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Economic Calculation In The Socialist Commonwealth - MP3 CD

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This is the essay that overthrew the socialist paradigm in economics, and provided the foundation for modern Austrian price theory.

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