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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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Reaction to Socialist Production Simulation

I feel that the marshmallow, toothpick, and Snickers activity we did in class yesterday gave us a good general overview of how socialist production worked. Similarly to Verdery’s description of this kind of production in her What is Socialism and … 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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