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VIENNA-Goulash Socialism in Action

ces would remain. Since the consumption pattern of the top few is not the same as that of the bottom 50-60 per cent, goods which the latter will consume cannot be made available through mere cuts in the consumption of the rich, Arrangements would have to be made to supply foodgrains and other items consumed by the poor. Rationing, covering 200-300 million persons, would ensure foodgrains to the poorer section of population even at available output levels. Interestingly, everybody expressed doubts whether the necessary managerial, supervisory, organisational and other factors, needed to implement the crash programmes, would be attainable in the present circumstances.

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