Soviet statistics

E.C.Apling E.C.Apling at SPAMbtinternet.com
Fri Aug 20 03:18:28 MDT 1999



Andy says - the state socialist model is the most successful development
model of the twentieth century.
Philip says - which explains why, of course, it collapsed.

BUT  Andy is right - it IS the best development model.
PERHAPS its collapse suggests that economics is not the only factor!!!
Certainly the GOVERNMENT in the Soviet Union had ceased to be in a position
to galvanise interest or support from the Soviet working class - but this
does NOT mean that the ECONOMIC MODEL had failed...

Certainly there is a good deal to discuss and learn from here....

Paddy
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-marxism at lists.panix.com
> [mailto:owner-marxism at lists.panix.com]On Behalf Of Philip L Ferguson
> Sent: 20 August 1999 00:38
> To: marxism at lists.panix.com
> Subject: Re:Soviet statistics
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> Andy writes:
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> >The bottom line is that the state socialist model
> >is the most successful development model of the 20th century.
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> Which explains, of course, why it collapsed.
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> Also amusing is that hardly anyone in these countries tried to defend this
> 'most successful development model of the twentieth century'.
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> What did Marx say: social systems collapse when they are worn out and can
> go no further?
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> The state socialist model was a dead-end.  Now it's gone, we can look at
> building something that really will be successful.
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> Forward ever, backward never!
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> Philip Ferguson
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