Revisiting the Economic Calculation Debate – Seminar with Fikret Adaman and Pat Devine

In this talk, based on a recent paper from Fikret Adaman and Pat Devine, a critical review of  discussions  of  an eco-socialist society and its economic organization through a revision of the“economic calculation debate” will be offered. Adaman and Devine underline the importance of repoliticizing the economic sphere to reembed the economy in society rather than society being subordinated to the economy.
To that aim, they emphasize the gravity of (1)  planning  our  future,  (2)  coordinating  our  decisions  before  we  embark  on  any action, (3) relying on knowledge in different forms and formats as articulated at both the individual and societal level, and (4) generating real democracy via participatory and  deliberative  mechanisms.
Adaman and Devine  critically assess progressive responses to current economic, ecological, and health crises and, because local and macro initiatives are equally important and feed one another positively, advocate for adopting a multi-scale approach.


Jan 16 2023


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 16 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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