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Economic Planning and Agricultural Production

    Naturevolume 134pages713715 (1934) | Download Citation



    SOCIETY, said Karl Marx, is a kind of organism J on the growth of which conscious efforts can exercise little effect. That this is not the common view to-day is shown by the wealth of thought that is being devoted to ‘planning’, with the object of preventing the recurrence of economic crises and of securing, eventually, ‘abundance for all’. Political and economic planning is now engaging the attention not only of economists and politicians, but also of those numerous professional men who usually ignore economists, as being too inhuman in their science, and politicians, as being all too human in their practice.

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