COMMENTS ON 'TECHNOLOGICAL POLICY AND ECONOMIC CALCULATION IN SOVIET INDUSTRY,' BY DAVID GRANICK,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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Professor Granick has asked whether the observed technological decisions in the Soviet Union seem similar to those which might have been expected from the workings of economic calculation, provided that such calculation was based on prices appropriate to relative factor scarcities in the economy and to demand schedules reflective of the desires of those exercising effective demand... He adduces several pieces of evidence, each of which is interpreted as indicating an affirmative answer to the question. The separate pieces of evidence are commented on, taking issue in some ways with the interpretations placed on them, and also on the implications of the opening question itself.