Eastern Europe: The New Managers: Discovering Capitalism

While Western businessmen are traveling behind the Iron Curtain in increasing numbers, Western ideas are crossing the frontiers with even greater impact —and some of them are stirring up a kind of revolution. Beset by economic problems that stem largely from their doctrinaire Marxism, the nations of the Soviet bloc are turning to many capitalistic practices that they once roundly condemned. Last week in the pages of Pravda, Russia's . chief prophet of the "new" economics, Kharkov University Economist Evsey Liberman, renewed his campaign for adoption of the profit motive, calling for...

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