Marxist hangover

December 1991
U.S. News & World Report;12/16/91, Vol. 111 Issue 25, p33
Presents findings by the United Nations Economic Commission in Europe that indicate the transition from communism to capitalism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union is anything but easy. Decrease in economic output; Unemployment more than doubled this year in several nations; Inflation is out of control.


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