GDP is unscientific and unfair for poor people.

Charles Brown CharlesB at
Tue Aug 31 10:48:46 PDT 1999

>>> Wojtek Sokolowski <sokol at> 08/31/99 12:57PM >>
I think this is indicative of a certain confusion on the left - which was excellently summarised by jim heartfield some time ago: the main thrust of marxist critique of capitalism is not the level of production but the distribution of surplus.


Charles: This is the main thrust of Ju-Chang He's critcism too. Ju-Chang is saying stop paying attention to the level of production only (GDProduct(ion)) and start paying attention to distribution of the surplus (poor people) too in evaluating your economic performance.

Charles Brown

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