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"State capitalism" (1 of 8): a meaningful concept or a shaky ideological construct?

The conservative-leaning British magazine The Economist recently featured on its 01/2102102 cover Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known to history as Lenin: As I've noted before, I'm skeptical when business publications do this kind of publicity for an article, or in this case numerous articles on the topic of "state capitalism". It's almost a sure sign that the readers are being offered some heavily propaganda-laden content.
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