ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Long Live Transideological Enterprise-Socialist Economies in Capitalist International Division of Labour

Socialist Economies in Capitalist International Division of Labour Andre Gunder Frank This article, which is part of a hook on the international division of labour, argues that the leadership of the socialist world has a deeply rooted tradition of trade and economic relation with the capitalist world. Following this, it is but natural that the socialist world should, consider the survival and continued prosperity of capitalism as essential for its own survival. Such has been the worldview of the leadership of the socialist world, at least since the early 1920s. The ultimate aim of the socialist world is to integrate its own 'socialist' economy into a world capitalist economy. This process has been going on in one form or another in all socialist countries, though it has been most conspicuous in the Soviet Union and other East European countries.

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