Soviet statistics

Russell Grinker grinker at
Mon Aug 23 01:12:55 MDT 1999

Paul Flewers wrote:

As for the question of democracy, things ARE different for the Soviet
>Union. Capitalism can run, and in most parts of the world has and
>continues to run, with precious little democracy. Socialism requires
>democracy, the involvement of the masses in decision-making, or else it
>bureaucratises, withers and goes rotten.

I agree.  And isn't that the reason why Soviet "planning" was never really
planning?  It was seen as a purely technical function and neglected the need
for workers' democracy.


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