Planning and Democracy
The previous chapter outlined a number of relatively formal economic issues, largely to do with information or the volume and pattern of accumulation, in order to construct a case for economic planning in a developed, market-type economy such as the British. By discussing, in addition, some aspects of macroeconomic policy and several possible directions of plan decomposition, we were able to sketch some of the features of available planning systems. However, we have so far resisted the temptation to investigate the political framework within which this decentralised planning could or should be conducted. The principal task of this chapter is to remedy that important omission.
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