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  A New Socialist Economics
While most socialists have for many years opposed a crude blanket nationalization of the economy, two arguments remain over the method and extent of which socialization should be implemented under a democratic socialist government.
Socialists have rather happily come to the conclusion (some more quickly than others) that any publicly owned entity must be as decentralized as possible to assure accountability and community control, while remaining centralized enough to ensure efficient delivery systems.
The goal of a socialist society in this regard is then to ensure that enterprise and trade is fair and unexploitative of the people and their interests, and that the welfare of society is not endangered by the abuse of such enterprise by capital.
socialist.org /NSE.html   (1909 words)

 The Socialist Economics of Marx 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The later generation of socialists, the spokesmen and adherents of Marxism during the closing quarter of the century, belong to the new generation, and see the phenomena of human life under the new light.
But the great point of all socialist aspiration and endeavor is the abolition of all business and all bargaining, and, accordingly, the Social Democrats were heartily out of sympathy with the unions and their endeavors to make business terms with the capitalist system, and make life tolerable for the workmen under that system.
The change in the official socialist position on the agricultural question has come about only lately, and is scarcely yet complete, and there is no knowing what degree of success it may meet with either as a matter of party tactics or as a feature of the socialistic theory of economic development.
www.faculty.rsu.edu /~felwell/Theorists/Veblen/Papers/Marx2.htm   (5755 words)

 Socialist economics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All socialist economic theories and arrangements are united by the desire to achieve greater equality and give the workers greater control of the means of production.
Socialist economics is a term which refers in its descriptive sense to the economic effects of nations with large state sectors where the government directs the kind and nature of production.
Socialists, of course, refute this claim and argue that an economy based on private property inevitably benefits the wealthy few in the detriment of the poor and middle classes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Socialist_economics   (3810 words)

 Economists—Not on This Planet – World Socialist Movement
The scarcity school of economics is right to see economics as the study of the way in which what to produce and how to produce it are determined under a market system.
This in itself confirms that economics is concerned not with the production and distribution of wealth in general, but only with the production and distribution of wealth that has been produced for sale.
Economics is the study of the factors governing the production and distribution of wealth under the market system of production for profit.
www.worldsocialism.org /articles/economists_not_on_this.php   (1641 words)

 Socialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Within the government, socialists became more pragmatic, as the success of their program increasingly depended on the consent of the middle and wealthy classes, who largely retained control of the bureaucratic machinery of the state.
Socialists condemned this act as an act of betrayal by the Stalinist Soviet Union.
In the postwar period, the nominally socialist parties became increasingly identified with the expansion of the capitalist welfare state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Socialist   (3715 words)

 The Failure of Socialist Economics - Jan S. Prybyla
He is the author of Issues in Socialist Economic Modernization and two books on the Chinese economy.
Economic systems have also been constructed in the past (and, indeed, today in parts of the Muslim world) to promote religious ideas such as personal salvation and the glory of the Creator.
A modern economic system, however, exists in order to provide people with rising quantities and qualities of final goods they want at prices they are willing and able to pay, and to do this efficiently, that is, with the least possible waste of resources at a point in time and over time.
www.worldandi.com /specialreport/1989/november/Sa16612.htm   (338 words)

 UMass Course Catalog: Economics Courses
The economic history of race relations and the economic experience of non-whites in the U.S. Conservative, liberal, and radical views of discrimination evaluated.
Economic history of the former U.S.S.R. from the Bolshevik revolution to the collapse of Soviet socialism.
Two interconnected topics: a socialist critique of capitalism, and a critical analysis of socialist economies with a focus on the rise and fall of the U.S.S.R. Readings on the classics of socialism, especially marxist analyses, and on the actual economic history of modern socialist economies.
www.umass.edu /ug_catalog/archive_2000/economicscourses.html   (1321 words)

 Regional  Economics are the Structural Basis for Socialist Economics and a Democratic World Trade Structure of the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This of course flies in the face of the historical development of society and the need for the transitionary socialist stage of development of society with the socialist nation state, which prepares society for the transition to that global economy and the elimination of the nation and state, communism.
We oppose the undemocratic procedures of the monopoly-capitalist class that is undermining the development of independent economic regions and attempting to superimpose upon the world the globalisation of world trade by subverting the independent nature of their development..
With a world that is evolving into a system of socialist states that are greater and larger, representing a higher stage in the organic development of society, over and out of the capitalist stage of development, there will naturally come into being a world trading structure between the emerging socialist states.
homepages.ihug.co.nz /~dove/2basis.htm   (1853 words)

 The Socialist Economics of Karl Marx and His Followers-1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
His socialistic bias may color his polemics, but his logical grasp is too neat and firm to admit of an bias, other than that of his metaphysical preconceptions, affecting his theoretical work.
And since Marx is, always and everywhere, a socialist agitator as well as a theoretical economist, it may be said without hesitation that the law of accumulation is the climax of his great work, from whatever point of view it is looked at, whether as an economic theorem or as a tenet of socialistic doctrine.
For economic theory at large these further two volumes are important enough, but an inquiry into their contents in that connection is not called for here.
www.marxists.org /subject/economy/authors/veblen/soc-econ.htm   (4846 words)

 portland imc - 2004.07.07 - Query about Leftist / Socialist Economics
Thanx for the laugh; 'economics' is all ideology, perhaps the purest distillation of burgeoise thought.
Re 'serfs, peasants, slave, prols, boozhies', not only can they think in economic terms, their very definitions as 'serf, slave, etc' comes from being under the aegis of economics, they are subjects of leviathan.
The reason I point to Krugman is that he does reference the hard economic data sources that you would like to see and he provides a glimpse into that world, free of the usual pro-capitalist, pro-global-trade spin of the corporate media.
portland.indymedia.org /en/2004/07/292142.shtml   (2403 words)

 Socialist Appeal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Editorial of October's Socialist Appeal calls for meetings to be organised to support John McDonnells' bid for the leadership of the Labour Party as an important opportunity to raise socialist ideas throughout the labour movement.
Competition between supermarket chains is based on a systematic ratcheting down of standards across the board, forcing down the standard of living of workers and poor farmers; wrecking the environment and local communities; and poisoning the consumers.
In the light of recent developments in the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) we are publishing a document written by Ted Grant back in 1992 which already outlined the roots of the present crisis in the SSP.
www.socialist.net   (1175 words)

 Socialist Economics in Cliton White House
So, he will always misunderstand the dynamics of economic expansion and attempt to take credit for a dynamic over which he had no influence.
The economic impact of such a policy is undemocratic.
This is the type of faulty socialist thinking that has shaped the policies of president William Clinton, and will be with us long after his White House days have passed.
www.dailyrepublican.com /clinton_state_socialism.html   (885 words)

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The Socialist Economics of Karl Marx and His Followers 1 Thorstein Veblen The Quarterly Journal of Economics, volume 20, 1906.
Neither as regards his postulates and preconceptions nor as regards the aim of his inquiry is Marx's position an altogether single-minded one In neither respect does his position come of a single line of antecedents.
Under a socialistic ráéágime, where the laborer would get the full product of his labor, or where the whole system of ownership, and consequently the system of distribution, would lapse, values would reach a true expression, if any.
socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca /~econ/ugcm/3ll3/veblen/marx1.txt   (4247 words)

 RCP Programme
Economics is the foundation of society—all human societies must produce to meet their material needs.
As socialist ownership advances and the gains in the economy are consoli­dated, in addition to large-scale health facilities, a decentralized system of clinics and small hospitals will be built—with priority given to those places with no health care access, in workplaces as well as neighborhoods.
Socialist production is consciously planned production based on meeting the needs of the masses, promoting the all-around development of the economy and society, and advancing the world revolution.
rwor.org /margorp/a-socec1-e.htm   (6507 words)

 More Bunk from Economists
The tendency for the rate of profit to fall is crucial to this belief in the inevitability of socialism, and it is one of the many concepts that evaporate once the labour theory of value is expunged.
This “straw man” criticism is one I have received from other economists: since I ignore many of the latest developments in economic theory, and concentrate instead on what is taught to undergraduates, I am told that “we don’t really believe this stuff at the advanced levels of economics, so your critique isn’t relevant.
Dr Steve Keen is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance at the University of Western Sydney, and author of Debunking Economics: the naked emperor of the social sciences.
www.debunking-economics.com /Reviews/More_Bunk_from_Economists.htm   (746 words)

 History of Economic Thought: The Austrian School
Austrian economics, by most observers of economic science, is viewed as closely associated with classical liberalism politics.
Rhetorically, Mises is both political radical and economic theory conservative and political conservative and economic theory radical.
He also served as the director of the Austrian Institute for Economic Research (a research Institute founded by Mises) before moving to the U.S. In the 1930's, Morgenstern wrote a paper highlighting the contraditions inherent in the idea of perfect foresight and general equilibrium theory.
www.ceu.hu /crc/Syllabi/west-syllabi/documents/Economics/boettke.html   (3045 words)

 Austrian Economics Webpage (NYU) - Courses - Comparative Political Economy
Unlike many other areas of economic research, however, the area of comparative political economy remains a book culture as opposed to a journal oriented one.
Hayek, "Economics and Knowledge", "The Facts of the Social Sciences", "The Use of Knowledge in Society", and "The Meaning of Competition", in idem., Individualism and Economic Order.
Boettke, "The Reform Trap in Economics and Politics in the Former Communist Economies," Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, 5 (June/September 1994): 267-293.
www.gmu.edu /departments/ihs/economics/pbcomp.html   (1704 words)

 Mises Economics Blog: Socialist Man in the Big Easy
Through socialist policies and redistribution, New Orleans has raised from its ruin a new socialist man. However, instead of working for the collective, this risen New Orleans man does not work at all.
Posted by: crazy socialist at October 1, 2006 10:10 PM Also, asking the federal government to assist this city is not unreasonable, especially since the federal government is essentially stealing (and making billions from) all of Louisiana's off-shore oil revenues.
Posted by: crazy socialist at October 2, 2006 1:30 PM Louisiana is not exchanging any sort of thief for another in demanding its offshore oil revenues.
blog.mises.org /archives/005671.asp   (5942 words)

The very idea of private property was anathema to the founders of the state of Israel, who were socialists almost to a man.
Given the egalitarian and socialist roots of Zionism, it was only natural for the embryonic Israeli state to offer newcomers generous housing and other subsidies in addition to government-created jobs.
As long as Israel is in a state of perpetual conflict with its neighbors, and the US aid machine keeps running, the socialist power elite who run the country will maintain and extend their power.
www.antiwar.com /justin/j042902.html   (2836 words)

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Bukharin - Economics of the Transition Period, excerpts.
Abba P. Lerner - Theory and Practice in Socialist Economics, V.6.
Economic Growth - edited by C.H. Feinstein, Cambridge at the University
www.gmu.edu /departments/economics/pboettke/pubs/articles/socialist.htm   (941 words)

 Book Listing by Subject: Socialist and Marxist Economics (Economics Network)
Analytical Foundations of Marxian Economic Theory (John E. Roemer)
Socialist Unemployment: The Political Economy of Yugoslavia, 1945-1990 (S. Woodward)
Socialist Unemployment: The Political Economy of Yugoslavia, 1945-1990
www.economics.ltsn.ac.uk /books/SocialistandMarxist.htm   (274 words)

 Association for Evolutionary Economics
Commons, John R. "Institutional Economics," American Economic Review, 1931.
"The Socialist Economics of Karl Marx and His Followers," Pt.1, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1906.
"The Socialist Economics of Karl Marx and His Followers," Pt.2, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1906.
www.orgs.bucknell.edu /afee/InstReads.htm   (148 words)

 Economics 304: Socialist Economies
The final 5-point assignment was an in-class quiz on Wednesday, April 12, on input-output economics focusing upon your understanding of my handout "Input-Output Economics: Very Much Simplied".
We are studying two countries, namely the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the People's Republic of China, sometimes with brief consideration of others.
However, there are a number of other countries called socialist which we could study.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/PZarembka/304.htm   (746 words)

 The Socialist Economics of Karl Marx and His Followers 1
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"The Social Economics of Karl Marx II: The Later Marxism," History of Economic Thought Papers veblen1906, McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought.
Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut using
ideas.repec.org /a/hay/hetart/veblen1906.html   (180 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Research Interests: Economics of Socialism, Planning, The Cuban Economy, Economics of Coops, Problems with Mainstream Microeconomic Theory, Neoliberalism, Dynamic Macroeconomic Models.
Research Interests: U.S. Economic History, Depression Studies (The 1930's Great Depression); The Ideological Foundations of Standard and Non-Standard Economic Theory, Analysis and History.
Research Interests: Resource and Environmental Economics, Microeconomics, Dynamic Economics, Mathematical Economics and Development.
www.econ.utah.edu /facstaf1.htm   (330 words)

 The Socialist Economics of Karl Marx and His Followers, Part II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Socialist Economics of Karl Marx and His Followers, Part II Veblen, Thorstein 1857-1929.
The Socialist Economics of Karl Marx and His Followers, Part II Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library
etext.lib.virginia.edu /toc/modeng/public/VebMarx2.html   (42 words)

 Why Perestroika Failed: The Politics and Economics of Socialist Transformation:0415085144:Boettke, Peter:eCampus.com
Why Perestroika Failed: The Politics and Economics of Socialist Transformation:0415085144:Boettke, Peter:eCampus.com
Why Perestroika Failed: The Politics and Economics of Socialist Transformation
Socialism and the Market: The Socialist Calculation Debate Revisited
www.ecampus.com /bk_detail.asp?isbn=0415085144   (96 words)

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