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From Marx to the Market: Socialism in Search of an Economic System

Wlodzimierz Brus and Kazimierz Laski


The book was completed in the autumn of 1988 and published in hardback almost a year later, but the momentous events of 1989 seem not have overtaken the validity of the argument presented here. The book examines—theoretically and in the light of empirical evidence—the roots of the failure of the Marx‐inspired economic system of socialism, and hence the reasons behind the search of market‐oriented remedies. The twists and bends of this difficult search have led to what in the book is termed ‘market socialism proper’ (MS) as the last station of the ultimately futile reformist road. ‘Real sociali ... More

Keywords: capitalism, employment, macroeconomic policy, market, Karl Marx, public interest, reformism, socialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198283997
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198283997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wlodzimierz Brus, author
St Antony's College

Kazimierz Laski, author
Johann Kepler University of Linz
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