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I think the socialist production simulation game gave me a good sense of what really went on in business during that time period. It particularly emphasized for me how important materials were in order to stay on top. Our readings … Continue reading

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9/14: Analysis of Socialist Production Simulation

Tuesday’s socialist production simulation aimed to portray—to provide both a current and relevant example—of the workings of socialist production [both advantageous and disadvantageous]. Foremost, it allowed me to better understand the production process as a whole—particularly, the extent to which … Continue reading

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Supplies and Results for Socialist Production Game

Here are the raw materials supplied to each group during today’s socialist production game: Here were the round-by-round results including the leftover materials in each round.  As I mentioned in class, there were enough materials to produce the quotas in … Continue reading

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Socialism Game

The game that was played today emphasizes the socialist system of production that we have been learning about this past week. In a socialist system, profit isn’t really a priority but rather there is a focus on supplies/materials. This is … Continue reading

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Week 4, Socialist Secondary Markets

The readings and exercises in class made me very curious about how effective a socialist economy is in supplying the needs of the population. It is by far not the most efficient way of making, well, anything. But it seems … Continue reading

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Week 4 Assignment

Please write a short reaction to the socialist production simulation we conducted in class on Sept. 13.  How did it illustrate (or fail to illustrate) socialist production systems?  How did it compare to what we’ve read in What was Socialism … Continue reading

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Socialist Production Game

In this simulation you will be divided into three teams representing socialist factories.  Your task is to make widgets out of marshmallows and toothpicks that look like the following diagram: The game consists of several rounds.  In each round you … Continue reading

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Sept. 6, 2011: Socialist Production

Next class we will be continuing our discussion of socialist production systems, as well as playing a socialism simulation game (more on that soon). Readings: Elzbieta Firlit & Jerzy Chlopecki, “When Theft is not Theft.” In The Unplanned Society. Janine … Continue reading

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