From Marx to Mises : post-capitalist society and the challenge of economic calculation / David Ramsay Steele.

  • La Salle, Ill. : Open Court ©1992
Physical description
xviii, 440 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 0875484492
  • 9780875484495
  • 0812690168
  • 9780812690163
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-399) and index.
  • A quick look at the Mises argument -- The abolition of the market -- The economic organization of the post-capitalist society -- The discovery of the economic calculation problem -- Re-reading Mises on economic calculation -- Using labor-hours to plan production -- From market simulation back to market socialism -- Property rights and the limits of market socialism -- Motivation and information -- Division of knowledge -- Planning and the market -- Abundance and the price system -- Anarchy, state, and communism -- Prospects for workers' self-management -- In defence of scientific utopianism.
  • Bibliography
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • text
  • English
Internet Resources


  • In 1920, Ludwig von Mises proclaimed that all attempts to establish socialism would come to grief, for reasons of informational efficiency. At first, socialists and economists took Mises's argument seriously, but by the end of the Second World War, a consensus prevailed that Mises had been discredited. More recently, that consensus has been rapidly reversed: it is now widely agreed that 'Mises was right'. Yet the momentous implications of the Mises argument - for economics, politics, culture, and philosophy - remain largely unexplored. From Marx to Mises is a clear, penetrating exposition of the economic calculation debate, and a scrutiny of some of the broader issues it raises.

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Bangor University Library: Main Library HB101.V66 S73 1992
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University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library M94.E06720
University of Oxford Libraries: Nuffield College Library: Tower open access HB 101.M.S
University of Oxford Libraries: Social Science Library HB101.V66.STE
University of St Andrews Library: Main Library HB75.S84