The Challenge to Our Economy

Whitney, Tom
June 1956
New Republic;6/11/56, Vol. 134 Issue 24, p21
Discusses whether the Soviet economic policy after the death of former Russian leader Joseph Stalin will outdistance the U.S. policy. Decision of Russian leaders to provide more power to directors of enterprises in working out arrangements with other enterprises; Foreign economic policy of Stalin for maximal integration of the developing economies of satellite countries to be followed by successors also; Choice of successors of Stalin to follow his agricultural policy with correction of Stalin's rural mistakes; Attempts of Soviet leaders to show that changes in economic and political policies have been aimed towards traditional goal of Communism; Acceptance that the Soviet Union has achieved the second rank industrial development and will play role in economic affairs; Need for the U.S. to concentrate on implementation of peace, democracy and freedom in the world.


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