A Future for Socialism

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Harvard University Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Business & Economics - 178 pages
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This book attempts to sum up the historical experience of the twentieth century, what that experience implies about the future, if any, in relation to socialism.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 What socialists want
11
2 Public ownership
18
3 The long term and the short term
25
4 A brief history of the idea of market socialism
28
5 Why the centrally planned economies failed
37
6 Contemporary models of market socialism
46
7 Public bads and the distribution of profits
55
11 State intervention in the economy
90
12 A digression on investment planning
95
13 Socialism and democracy
109
14 Criticisms of market socialism from the left
117
15 Prospects for the future
124
The value of the coupon dividend
133
Notes
145
References
161

8 A model of a marketsocialist economy
60
9 The efficiency of firms under market socialism
75
10 The Yugoslav experiment
85

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About the author (1994)

John Roemer is Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science and Economics, Yale University.

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