[Marxism] article by Petras on capitalism versus

MICHAEL YATES mikedjyates at msn.com
Mon Mar 8 22:10:40 MST 2004


This is a good piece by Petras.  I will send it to my comrades at Monthly Review.  A long time ago, I taught a college course in comparative economic systems.  I can't remember the name of this little book I used, but it had many statistical comparisons between the socialist and capitalist economies.  Over a wide range of standard economic measures, there wasn't a whole lot of difference (and there was far greater equality in the socialist economies).  Of course, today the whole history has been rewritten, more or less, to conform to the views of the anti-communists.  

Michael Yates



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