Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
The Political Economy of Soviet Socialism: the Formative Years, 1918-1928 1990th Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
The Political Economy of Soviet Socialism is the published version of Boettke's dissertation. Boettke applied the lessons he learned from Lavoie to the early history of the USSR. As such, this book interprets Soviet History from a theoretical perspective that is not universally accepted: the absence of `the market' and `the knowledge problem' developed by FA Hayek. David Levy and Andrei Shleifer claim that public choice problems provide the real explanation of Soviet failure. Janos Kornai points to the soft budget constraint as the explanation of Soviet failure. Others blame the Soviet political system for Soviet failure: the USSR would have supposedly worked if it was democratic.
My own take on the USSR is that it was the absence of financial markets, rather than the absence of markets generally, that doomed the USSR to failure. Consequently, I have a somewhat different take on the NEP. In any case, PEOS is a good source for data and further sources on the USSR, and a good primer on the Lavoie interpretation of the calculation critique.