Southeast Asia: Why Socialism?

Randolf S. David


To the extent that socialism aims to place control of the instruments of production in the hands of the community (of residents or of direct producers), rather that just the state, and to the extent that socialism is understood to mean participatory and comprehensive planning in the use of resources, instead of leaving their disposition solely to the vagaries of market rules, socialism could hold some of the answers to the present problems of Southeast Asian peoples.

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