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Ersatz ‘socialism’ on a war footing: in a crisis governmental direction of the economy is possible, necessary and more efficient, witness WWII

January 12th, 2016 · No Comments

All these debates tend to split hairs over abstractions. If we look to the real world we see in WWII a case of instant ‘socialism’ with a macro planning system that was instituted because the market was unable to deal with a crisis.

We have a similar crisis now in climate change, something potentially worse than the rise of fascism: destruction of a planet.

I see no reason in theory why at a minimum a governmental directive with respect to industrial entities can’t be taken over as in the WW II situation and regulated according to plan.
The US government solved the problems of macroeconomic planning (up to a point) in a matter of months (weeks).

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