Soviet statistics

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at
Fri Aug 20 13:20:30 MDT 1999

James Farmelant wrote:
>Yet, it
>precisely that which was required if the USSR was to develop a
>viable socialist model.  Certainly, at a minimum what was required
>IMO was the institutionalization of a genuine workers democracy,
>the implementation of workers control in enterprises, the controlled
>implementation of market reforms while maintaining a planned
>economy.  Such reforms would indeed have required that Gorbachev

I agree with you on the importance of not ignoring the internal
contradictions of the USSR.  However, I think that the implementation of
workers' control and the controlled implementation of market reforms within
a planned economy would have been found at loggerheads.   Yoshie

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