Simulating Socialism (3): Valuation

Published in Theory on 21.06.2019 | Reading Time: 8 minutes

In part 3 of his series "Simulating Socialism", Jan Philipp Dapprich takes a look at the valuation of goods within a simulated economy and explains its implications.

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After the 2019 EU Elections

Published in Theory on 03.06.2019 | Reading Time: 10 minutes

The 2019 European Elections are over. For the Left, the results were meagre. The discussion around the results has begun. By Dennis Graemer.

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Capitalism Only Works in Theory

Published in Theory on 31.05.2019 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

In his review of Leigh Philipps and Michael Rozworski's "The People's Republic of Walmart" Bernhard Pirkl lays the foundational work of how to think a post-capitalist economy on the basis of the US supermarket chain Walmart.

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Negation of Reason – Neoliberalism as Anti-Enlightenment

Published in Theory on 24.05.2019 | Reading Time: 11 minutes

Neoliberalism has had a brilliant carreer in the past decades. This is surprising, given its denial of enlightenment and high level of religious ideas.

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Lenin would be a reformist today

Published in Theory on 26.04.2019 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

In light of the devastated state of contemporary left movements, author Leon makes a surprising statement: Lenin would be a reformist today. Not because he didn't have revolutionary thought, but because he put much more focus on strategic thought than the folk-political "live action" of modern leftists.

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Simulating Socialism (2): Optimising Production Plans

Published in Theory on 12.04.2019 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

In the second part of the "Simulating Socialism" series, Philipp Dapprich describes how to compute exact amounts of goods to be produced for satisfying a given demand. Also, he elaborates on how this demand can be calculated for the future.

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Is the OK sign fascist now?

Published in Theory on 05.04.2019 | Reading Time: 5 minutes

The Left spends way too much time fighting right wing symbolicism, instead of focusing on the underlying causes of the ongoing fascist surge online. Our author Leon explains how the methods of fascism manage to keep the Left occupied and divert them from the real problems.

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Racism is a deep-seated problem, especially in football matches. Following racist slurs against the football player Moise Kean, TI analyses the problem and explains, why Keans teammate Leonardo Bonucci hasn't understood the problem.

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Der Kult des Verzichts

Published in Theory on 29.03.2019 | Reading Time: 14 minutes

Wir stehen am Rande einer globalen Katastrophe. Im Angesicht des Klimawandels glauben einige, eine einfache Lösung des Problems gefunden zu haben: den Verzicht. Doch das konsumkritische Denken ist nicht nur nutzlos, sondern auch neoliberal. Von Dennis Graemer.

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"Socialist planning never works" is a common phrase to reject socialist ideas. That this doesn't hold true has been proven recently by Leigh Phillips' and Michal Rozworski's book "The People's Republic of Walmart." Phillip Dapprich currently develops a computer simulation for such a planned economy. In this post he shares his findings so far.

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