TITLE

STATE ECONOMIC PLANNING: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF WESTERN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES

AUTHOR(S)
Levine, Rhonda F.; Murray, Martin J.; Truchil, Barry E.
PUB. DATE
March 1979
SOURCE
Journal of Political & Military Sociology;Spring79, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper examines the strategies of capitalist state economic planning as they were applied by the principal capitalist state machineries of western Europe during the 1950s and 1960s. It also examines the structural and ideological obstacles to the implementation of planning procedures in the United States. Primarily a defensive strategy to recover the competitiveness of "national" firms in the world economy, state planning in its indicative form requires a coordinated administrative machinery of government, a dedicated and efficient civil service, a workable "incomes policy," and a certain degree of ideological unity within the capitalist class. These conditions are only partially met in the U.S. A discussion of the debates during the New Deal economic policies and over the recent Humphrey-Hawkins Bill is used to illustrate the obstacles to planning in the United States. Finally, specific obstacles to state planning in the U.S. are delineated.
ACCESSION #
10422564

 

Related Articles

  • Problems of Market Transformation of the Kazakh Economy. Koshanov, A. // Problems of Economic Transition;Feb95, Vol. 37 Issue 10, p5 

    Examines the macroeconomic reorganization of Kazakhstan to aid its transition to a market economy. Transformation of state properties through conversion to joint stock companies; Creation of a network of commercial banks; Importance of an open economy to the country.

  • Neglected offspring.  // Canada & the World Backgrounder;Mar1996, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p3 

    Opinion. Comments on the Canadian government's failure to recognize the central role their largest cities play in the country's economic destiny. Imbalance between the revenue generated from and services provided to large cities; Insignificance of the urban voice in political undertakings such...

  • THE ECONOMIC REFORM AND PROBLEMS OF EFFECTIVENESS OF CAPITAL INVESTMENTS. Khachaturov, T. // Problems of Economics;Mar68, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p12 

    Analyzes the economic reform and problems of effectiveness of capital investments. Importance of planning of capital investments in the national economic planning; Principles for determining effectiveness of capital investments; Types of capital investments.

  • HOW TO DO BUSINESS IN THE CHANGING ECONOMY OF CHINA. Holthaus, David // American Ceramic Society Bulletin;Dec2019, Vol. 98 Issue 9, p44 

    The article focuses on how to do business in the changing economy of China which include China being an attractive market for any manufacturer looking to expand and do business in one of the most populous countries in the world.

  • The Economic Recovery. Greenspan, Alan // Challenge (05775132);Jul/Aug76, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p25 

    The article presents an interview with Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. When asked as to how long would the economic recovery in the United States last and how would it come to a halt. He said that it might not come to halt in near future and the major threat to the...

  • AN ORGANIZATIONAL MODEL OF THE MARKET. Roberts, Paul Craig // Public Choice;Spring1971, Vol. 10, p81 

    Deals with an organizational model of both the market economy and the Soviet Union economy in terms of their theoretical apparatus. Difference between the natural structure of the market system and rules and signals used to condition its performance; Classification of economic systems according...

  • Twelve-week consultation period scrapped.  // ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Aug2012, Issue 451, p38 

    The article focuses on a guidance issued by the British Cabinet Office which stated that the minimum 12-week period for formal consultations run by government and public bodies will no longer apply. As part of the British government's civil service reform plans, the change in the period is aimed...

  • Poland: Inequality, Transfers, and Growth in Transition. Keane, Michael P.; Prasad, Eswar S. // Finance & Development;Mar2001, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p50 

    Discusses the transition experience of Poland from central planning to a market economy. Link between income equality and economic growth; Striking aspects of macroeconomic policies in the early years of the Polish transition; Cross-country comparison of Poland with other transitional economies.

  • Chapter 6: Planning in the Caribbean under Capitalism and Socialism. Levit, Kari // George Beckford Papers;2000, p57 

    Chapter 6 of the book "The George Beckford Papers" is presented. It highlights planning in the Caribbean under capitalism and socialism. It explores the first meeting of planning officials of member countries of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee, with the main purpose of...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics