Punishment without crime? The Gulag as a worker-discipline device

Marcus Miller, Jennifer Smith, 10 January 2008



In the 1930s, when Western economies were laid low by mass unemployment, Stalin could claim to have found a cure: a command economy with ambitious five-year plans to promote rapid industrialisation. Deficient demand was not a problem, but what about supply?

Topics: Labour markets
Tags: Gulag, Russia, Stalin, worker discipline

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