Managing Growth  

PROGRESS WITH POVERTY: SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ECONOMIC GROWTH, by Peter Albin. New York: Basic Books, 208 pp. $13.95. For some time, welfare-state capitalism has been on the defensive. Programs that were taken for granted now face destructive budget cuts, and crude …





Recreating Liberty?  

The New Liberty: Survival and Justice in a Changing World by Ralf Dahrendorf, Stanford: Stanford University Press. 99 pp. Ralf Dahrendorf, the author of Class Consciousness in Industrial Society and Society and Democracy in Germany, is an American-style academic liberal who …



Getting the Unions into Social Planning  

The time has come to bring trade unions into the formulation of economic policy. Democratic socialists have always believed that workers should participate in decision-making and have recognized the trade unions as the legitimate representatives of the workers. But there …



On Socialist Planning  

Socialists have always known the values they want to serve; they have had more difficulty working out an economic system that would have to serve them. Since the early days of the Labour movement, socialists have talked of producing for …