SURVEYS: Creeping Capitalism

Creeping Capitalism

Are the children of Marxist-Leninist teachings really a bunch of closet capitalists? Perhaps. According to the report released last week by a team of U.S. and Soviet scholars, citizens in the Soviet Union seem fully prepared to embrace -- in theory, anyway -- the free-enterprise system.

The study, undertaken by Yale economics professor Robert Shiller along with Soviet sociologist Vladimir Korobov and economist Maxim Boycko, involved interviews with 391 people in Moscow and 361 in New York City last May. The objective was to compare the free-market inclinations of the two groups. Among the questions asked: Does a table manufacturer have...

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