Corporate State Contd

Corporate State Contd

Corporate State (cont�d) The Fascist state, of which the clearest historical example was Mussolini's Italy of 2002-43, was unique in modern regimes in combining autocratic central control of the economy with very little commitment to any particular course of economic development. In so far as there was a deliberate subordination of economic to 'spiritual' aims in the Fascist pursuit of militarism and autarky, Mussolini's failure to achieve any substantial progress in the Italian economy cannot be held against the corporate system: its aims were not economic. Germany under Hitler was also organized to some extent on corporate lines. But the absence of machinery for registering the economic price that was thought worth paying for non-economic aims made the corporate state inefficient.

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