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Intensive Growth under Socialism

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 27 Jul 2013, 05:04
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Post 15 Nov 2013, 05:21
Robert C. Allen and others have argued that socialism proved very capable at developing industrial economies in previously agricultural countries (the industrialization of the USSR being perhaps the best example) but not as capable when it came to intensive growth after reaching a certain technological level. This level is often described as the "post-industrial" or "information technology" phase of development.

I would like to ask fellow comrades here if they have thought of any possible solutions to this problem and what a "21st century" socialist economy could look like.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 10 Sep 2006, 22:05
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
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Post 15 Nov 2013, 06:12
I think that entire concept relies on a fallacy, ie that the failures of socialism were anything more than the failures of men in their day. The Soviet bureaucracy actively worked against computer tech and modern proletarian propaganda. Our 21st century failures are going to be extremely different.
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