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Red Plenty

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Published by Faber and Faber in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementFrancis Spufford
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDK266 .S75 2010
    The Physical Object
    Formathardcover
    Paginationxiii, 434 p.
    Number of Pages434
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24825920M
    ISBN 100571225233
    ISBN 109780571225231
    LC Control Number2010533638
    OCLC/WorldCa619959953


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Published by: Faber. Once upon a time in the Soviet Union Strange as it may seem, the grey, oppressive USSR was founded on a fairytale. It was built on the 20th-century magic called ‘the planned economy’, which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the lands of capitalism could never match.

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Alienation and the Soviet Economy: The Collapse of the Socialist Era, by Paul Craig Roberts, foreword by Aaron B. Wildavsky. Independent.