[OPE-L:2307] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Markets and Information

From: Duncan K. Foley (foleyd@cepa.newschool.edu)
Date: Sun Jan 30 2000 - 17:38:09 EST

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Revolution from Above : The Demise of the Soviet System
                            by David M. Kotz, Fred Weir
                             Hardcover (January 1997)
                            Routledge; ISBN: 0415143160

> > 2. The Fel'dman methods actually worked OK in the Soviet Union until it
>> began to exhaust its surplus labor pool in the 1970s. It always seemed to
>> me that the difficulty the Soviet system had in adapting investment policy
>> to labor shortage conditions was its most important economic failing. Even
>> so, as a number of books, including Kotz and Weir, show, it is doubtful
>> that economic failures contributed much directly and in the short term to
>> the crisis of the Soviet system in the 1980s.
> Could you give me a reference to these books?

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