Reply To: Recommended books on pre-Revolution Russia?

Jason Jewell

This is my second attempt at answering this question; I lost the first answer because of a server glitch.

The short answer is I don’t know of a book comparable to Jasper Becker’s Hungry Ghosts for the USSR. Paul Craig Roberts wrote a book about the Soviet economy in 1990 before the collapse; the title is Meltdown. There is a mainstream title by Phillip Hanson that takes a non=Austrian view of things–the USSR could grow but had trouble with technological change, etc.