Dec 6, 2007

John Kenneth Galbraith: "The Soviet system has made great material progress" (1984)

That the Soviet system has made great material progress in recent years is evident both from the statistics and from the general urban scene. . . . One sees it in the appearance of solid well-being of the people on the streets . . . and the general aspect of restaurants, theaters, and shops. . . . Partly, the Russian system succeeds because, in contrast with the Western industrial economies, it makes full use of its manpower.

~ John Kenneth Galbraith, Harvard economist, 1984

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