Unfinished Business: Socialist Market Economy

In Marxism-Leninism the question of state and economy, plan and market has been often intertwined with the transition period between capitalism (sometimes pre-capitalism) and socialism, and between capitalism and communism. Marx and Engels developed the concept of the transition period and dealt chiefly with its political aspects. They gave comparatively little analysis of the economic tasks of the proletariat after it seized political power.

Democracy Matters: An Interview with Sam Webb

Sam Webb was elected national chair of the Communist Party USA at the 27th National Convention held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2001. He is formerly of Detroit, Michigan. In this interview he dicusses views on socialism that are being developed for a major essay on the subject. He invites readers to please in their comments on the ideas in this interview.