Conclusions and Prospects



In the earlier chapters of the book we have examined several aspects of economic planning, sometimes in a fairly general and abstract setting, sometimes with reference to the concrete experience of the Soviet Union, Hungary and France. No doubt enough has been said both to convince the reader that planning is an extremely complex activity and also to make clear that many of the more naive views of it which may be found in the literature are not really justified. In addition, while we cannot pretend to have complete solutions to all the issues which have been raised, we hope that our approach to various problems has been of sufficient interest to stimulate further thought and wider reading; there is certainly no shortage of problems in need of additional study.


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© Martin Cave and Paul Hare 1981

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