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Long-Term Planning in Mixed Economies

Planning in mixed underdeveloped economies calls for (1) control of investment through licensing; (2) control of foreign trade and foreign exchange operations, including foreign private investment; and, (3) indirect control of prices by securing balance between demand and supply of food through appropriate agricultural policies.

Plan or No Plan

Are the questions raised by the Planning Commission in its Approach to the Fourth Plan indeed the basic policy issues that call for attention ? Rather than ask for a vote on the basis of one or two numbers related to growth rates, it would have been better to state the policy alternatives in terms of the constraints on growth and on the diffusion of Plan benefits in the short and long run.
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