Paul Cockshott

Socialist Economic Planning and Algorithms

A palestra abordará os debates sobre o cálculo socialista e os avanços que ocorreram devido a Kantorovich x von Mises. Então, serão observadas as limitações do método de planejamento de Kantorovich e como elas podem ser superadas usando técnicas que foram originalmente desenvolvidas para pesquisa de redes neurais. Ao final, serão apresentados dois pacotes de …

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Reparations to Slave Descendants in the USA and Germany

Date: September 4, 2019Author: Paul Cockshott A recent article made comparisons between the ‘atonement’ of the German state for Nazi crimes and the issue of reparations to the descendants of slaves in the USA There seem to be a whole mass of confused issues being put forward in this reparation demand. The first point is that …

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3 Bad Objections To The Labour Theory Of Value

Date: September 5, 2019 Author: Paul Cockshott Since various economics professors noticed that Marxists had been publishing articles showing, from empirical data, that the labour theory of value was right[ 5,3,4,6,1 7,2  ], they have felt the need to come up with objections. Whilst in the past the objections economists raised to the labour theory …

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Critique of Althusser’s Theory of Ideology Part 1

Date: July 4, 2019Author: Paul Cockshott 1 Introduction Louis Althusser is a controversial figure: murderer, one time communist philosopher, massive guru to generations of cultural studies authors. His key paper on ideology[2] has, according to Google Scholar, been cited over thirteen thousand times1. He is clearly a very influential philosopher. But here is the paradox. …

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