The Stages of Economic Growth, by W. W. Rostow:
Cambridge University Press. 12s. 6d.
An Essay on Econimic Growth and Planning, by Maurice Dobb: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 15s.
The Great Contest, by Isaac Deutscher: Oxford University Press. 10s. 6d.
not so very long ago, it used to be a common complaint against non-Marxist economists that they spent far too much time and energy on the problem of the price of a cup of tea, and not nearly enough on the problems which are of real importance to the common man—for example, the problems of unemployment, monopoly, and economic growth. Today this complaint is no longer legitimate, particularly so far as the problem of economic growth is concerned. Various factors—notably the economic development of certain under-developed countries and the slow rates of growth experienced recently in many capitalist countries—have combined to make the subject of economic growth very much àla mode. So great is the flood of literature on this subject, indeed, that even a Marxist must occasionally yearn for a good old-fashioned treatise on the price of a cup of tea.