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The Soviet Economy: Toward the Year 2000
The Soviet Economy: Toward the Year 2000
Edited by Abram Bergson and Herbert S. Levine
Allen & Unwin, 1983, 452 pp

This compendium overlaps the economic chapters of the two general surveys noted above, but it carries the investigation further and digs much more deeply into the specific fields of industry, labor, technological progress, agriculture, energy, and foreign economic relations. It highlights the familiar problems and critical choices for the future-reform, resource allocation, etc.-but the volume serves as more than an exercise in forecasting; above all, it is an authoritative description of recent trends and of the state of the Soviet economy today.