Command Capitalism

  • J. L. Porket
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Extensive and expanding government intervention in the economy, it has been argued in the preceding chapter, is likely to retard economic development and, ultimately, to undermine market capitalism as a pluralistic, competitive, horizontally organized, spontaneous, and open economic system. One alternative to market capitalism is command capitalism, which substitutes state coordination for market coordination.


Economic System Trade Union Private Ownership Governmental Policy State Coordination 
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