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Capitalist and socialist economies a Marxist analysis of modern political economy. by Robert Bruce Driscoll

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Published by Aardvark Printing Dept., Inventions Development Co. in Portland, Oregon .
Written in English


  • Socialism.,
  • Capitalism.

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Paginationvii, 114 p.
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16312894M

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Capitalism vs. Socialism book. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Ever since we produced our course Thinking About Capitalis /5.   Socialist! Capitalist! Economic Systems as Weapons in a War of Words. It wouldn’t be surprising if a proposal in Joseph Stiglitz's new book became the economic platform for a presidential Author: Andrew Ross Sorkin. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Driscoll, Robert Bruce. Capitalist and socialist economies. Portland, Or., Aardvark Printing Dept., Inventions Development. Capitalism is an economic system in which individuals or corporations own land and means of production. Capitalist societies encourage competition and personal profit. Private ownership of capital enables firms to gain monopoly power in product and labor markets. Most companies, factories, goods.

  Capitalism and socialism are the two primary economic systems used to understand the world and the way economies work. Their distinctions are many, but perhaps the fundamental difference between. Economies rated "free" or "mostly free" in the latest edition enjoy incomes more than double the average levels in other countries, and more than five times higher than the incomes of people. in two important ways. In the mixed economies that have existed to date, the socialist elements have remained subordinated to the capitalist elements. That is, the commodity and wage forms have remained the primary forms of organ-isation of production and payment of labour respectively. ‘Socialist’ activities. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy remains one of the greatest works of social theory written this century. When it first appeared the New English Weekly predicted that 'for the next five to ten years it will cetainly remain a work with which no one who professes any degree of information on sociology or economics can afford to be unacquainted.' Fifty years on, this4/5.

  Capitalism is based on individual initiative and favors market mechanisms over government intervention, while socialism is based on government planning and limitations on private control of resources. Left to themselves, economies tend to combine elements of both systems: capitalism has developed its safety nets. Socialism is most famous for Mises’s penetrating economic calculation argument. The book contains much more however. Mises not only shows the impossibility of socialism: he defends capitalism against the main arguments socialists and other critics have raised against it. A centrally planned system cannot substitute some other form of economic.   There are other kinds of market economies than capitalism. Some people think the only alternative to capitalism is Society-style communism — which they believe was debunked with the fall of the USSR — or socialism — which they see as a slippery slope to Soviet-style communism. The truth is that there are many alternatives to capitalism.   Socialism describes a variety of economic systems under which the means of production are owned equally by everyone in society. In some socialist economies, the democratically elected government owns and controls major businesses and industries. In other socialist economies, production is controlled by worker cooperatives.