Russia's Crisis: Capitalism in Question
Ticktin, Hillel; Weissman, Susanhttp://solidarity-us.org//node/870
Publisher: Against the Current, Michigan, USA
Date Written: 01/11/1998
Year Published: 1998
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX12780
THE ECONOMIC CRISIS in Russia is a trigger for the world-wide decline in stock markets and currencies rather than its cause. Russia has been in a sharp economic crisis for a decade, since Gorbachev passed the Law on the State Enterprise, which first introduced market disciplines to the USSR. On the other side, the world is in a supply glut with too many products and not enough buyers. The Russian debt default looks like the first of a number to come.