The fall of the USSR – market socialism

Can capitalist market forces be harnessed as the basis of a thriving socialist economy?

Comrade Ranjeet Brar presents a paper at the seventh World Socialist Forum, hosted by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing in October 2016.

How did economic and social policies set in train at the time of Khrushchev lead to the gradual undermining of the Soviet Union’s planned economy and lead to its ultimate collapse?

Rango gives a brief overview of this topic, which is an essential area of study for all those who are serious about building a world free from poverty, exploitation and war.

For more information, see Harpal Brar’s book Perestroika – the Complete Collapse of Revisionism., and the supplementary pamphlet Revisionism and the Demise of the USSR.