Did the Soviet Economy Work at All?
The purpose of this essay is to examine the Soviet economy. Soviet Union, before its collapse in 1991, was a communist country based on a command economy (Heintz 40W-1). This was an economy in which a centralized government controls the means of production; and the system automatically picks up many drawbacks, other than requiring stability conditions to help function (Harrison 11). One primary disadvantage is the lack of competition and, thus efficiency.