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A Future for Socialism

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674339460

Publication Date: 01/01/1994


184 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

2 line illustrations, 4 tables


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. What Socialists Want
  • 2. Public Ownership
  • 3. The Long Term and the Short Term
  • 4. A Brief History of the Idea of Market Socialism
  • 5. Why the Centrally Planned Economies Failed
  • 6. Contemporary Models of Market Socialism
  • 7. Public Bads and the Distribution of Profits
  • 8. A Model of a Market-Socialist Economy
  • 9. The Efficiency of Firms Under Market Socialism
  • 10. The Yugoslav Experiment
  • 11. State Intervention in the Economy
  • 12. A Digression on Investment Planning
  • 13. Socialism and Democracy
  • 14. Criticisms of Market Socialism from the Left
  • 15. Prospects for the Future
  • Appendix: The Value of the Coupon Dividend in the United States
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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