Capitalism Rejected By Over Half of All Russians

People living in the fallen Soviet Union in 1991 were told by western market fundamentalists that a life of freedom, peace and prosperity awaited them now that the free market was coming to town. Now, 25 years later, a Gallop poll survey found that 51% say they prefer to return to socialism. This does not mean people were uncritical of socialism. It just means that it was a better way of life on the whole for most of them.

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About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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