The Conceptualización is now is meant to serve as the basis for a debate about the future of Cuban political economy. For students of markets, and that includes most people involved in the construction and management of the global economic order, including Marxist markets, this effort is worth considering. Not that it is right, but that it may be influential is alone worth the time to engagement with its principles and approaches. Indeed, the Conceptualización may serve as the most interesting theoretical counterpoint to the development of Marxism in a generation. Perversely, that interest is generated in large part by its anachronisms. Ironically, the advent of big data, of the algorithms that now increasingly automate markets, may itself make it possible to move the mechanism of the markets out of the private sphere and back into the state. But that touches on the markets and not on states, and the Conceptualización fails precisely because it invert cause and effect. The state can manage markets--can substitute itself for markets--only by becoming the market maker itself. And data management in transactions may make that possible (cf here). And that is possible only because markets themselves are becoming free of individual volition, except in those areas that the Cuban state has left to the individual--the detritus of economic activity with the lowest value added and the most marginal expressions of power. In this form, in the form that big data, that technology, makes possible, that this poses the most interesting challenge not just to Chinese socialist market theory but also to the core of Western neo liberal market ideology.
For readers of Spanish I include below the introductory statements of the Conceptualización. The entire document may be accessed HERE. This Background Brief may be accessed here.