Politicized Revisionism: Comment on Lopes (2021)

Cambridge Journal of Economics, forthcoming

8 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2022

See all articles by Per L. Bylund

Per L. Bylund

School of Entrepreneurship; Ratio Institute; Mises Institute

Christopher Lingle

Universidad Francisco Marroquin

Mark Packard

Florida Atlantic University

Date Written: December 12, 2021


We comment on a recent article by Lopes (2021), whose argument regarding the writing of the history of the socialist calculation debate is unfortunately burdened by a misconception of both the substance and nature of the argument that ignited the debate. Bringing additional sources from this time to scholars' attention, we show that there is much more to the Austrian interpretation than standard interpretations of the debate admit. In fact, our findings indicate that Lange's famous response to Mises's challenge constitutes a rebuttal of a straw man.

Keywords: Socialist economic calculation, history of economic thought, Oskar Lange, Ludwig von Mises, F A Hayek

JEL Classification: B13, B51, B53

Suggested Citation

Bylund, Per L. and Bylund, Per L. and Lingle, Christopher and Packard, Mark, Politicized Revisionism: Comment on Lopes (2021) (December 12, 2021). Cambridge Journal of Economics, forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4005431

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