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The (Ex)Soviet Economy-Towards a Reassessment of Contending Theses

Towards a Reassessment of Contending Theses Paresh Chattopadhyay This article reviews critically, from the point of view of Marx's fundamental materialist categories, four basic alternative approaches to characterising the Soviet economy as socialist, marked by public ownership of the means of production and central planning; as a transitional economy between capitalism and socialism; as a sui generis exploiting economy neither socialist nor capitalist; and as a capitalist economy based on the labourers' separation from the conditions of production.

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