I know that Bogumil has not posted anything new for the ARPLAN Blog, so I thought I should contribute my own research to his area of interest. Even though it has been a century since the interwar period, a lot… Read More ›
Did the Soviet Union allow Business Entrepreneurship?
How did a country that despised private trade and private ownership manage to provide millions of people with everything they needed? Is it true that private business as such did not exist in the USSR? So, who, then, was behind… Read More ›
“The Salzburg Conference and the Pan-Germanic Socialist Party of the German Volksreich (NSPDV)”
Bogumil, Excellent, a glimpse into yet another aspect of Pan-Germanic Socialism that has been forgotten and left by the wayside because of Hitlerism. In my descriptions of the German-speaking world on my Blog, I have always referred to it as… Read More ›
Conservative Socialism: The Intersectionality of Civil Society and the Totality
Over the last half century, Western political discourse began shifting toward the politics of identity. The so-called “Culture War” is, to use Liberal Capitalist ideological language, an ‘unintended consequence’ of trying to address the ‘economic’ in socioeconomic issues through social… Read More ›
Economic History Case Studies: Smithian-Burkean Definitions of Kapital (1790s-Present)
What caused the accounting standard of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries to pursue Adam Smith’s conception of the Labor Theory of Value (LTV) instead of the one espoused by Karl Marx? It is true that Marx’s LTV is… Read More ›
Update (24 February 2023)
There’s a new installment of Economic History Case Studies coming up in the next thirty minutes after this Update post goes live. It is based on my experiences writing Work-Standard Accounting Practices, particularly why I suspect Soviet accounting practices end… Read More ›
Work-Standard Account Practices: Marxist Critiques of Double-Entry Account Bookkeeping
Compared to the previous two Entries that focused on Environmentalism and Feminism, Marxist Theory posited its own criticisms of Double-Entry Account Bookkeeping that differed from the other two ideologies. While Environmentalism is divided over Kapital and Feminism has somewhat conformed… Read More ›
Work-Standard Accounting Practices: Material Product System (MPS)
The Soviets were already employing their own accounting system to measure economic performance well before the Liberal Capitalists adopted theirs at the United Nations during the 1950s. The Material Product System (MPS) was designed to provide an accounting system catering… Read More ›
Finalizing the Table of Contents
The Table of Contents for Work-Standard Accounting Practices (1st Ed.) is completed, at least in the areas that matter most. I had to reduce the number of Sections in the Treatise further to three due to the apparent lack of… Read More ›
Work-Standard Accounting Practices: Is Accounting an Artform?
Some might be surprised to discover that there is no real Science behind Accounting. It is in final analysis an Artform comparable to painting and sculpting. Unlike Political Science, the Social Sciences, or even the Natural Sciences like Physics, Chemistry… Read More ›
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