The Development of Socialist Economic Thought: Selected Essays by Maurice Dobb
Maurice Dobb (1900-1976) was a highly influential Marxist political economist and economic historian. He was famous for his writings on economic development – including the development of capitalism in the west, and dilemmas of the Soviet Union in their efforts to industrialise what had been primarily an agricultural country.
This collection brings together a selection of essays written in the mid-1970s, on socialist economic thought and planning. The essays discuss many issues of relevance today – how to bring about growth in non-industrialised countries; non-market approaches to the economy; and the relevance of Marx to analysing commodity capitalism.
The essays are introduced by Dobb’s Literary Executor Brian Pollitt, who also gives a useful introduction to Dobb’s life and work.