COMMAND PERFORMANCE

COMMAND PERFORMANCE

Zbigniew M. Fallenbuckl

's economy was in serious trouble. With the end of the false prosperity of the early 1970s, shortages of meat, flour, sugar, and other staples had become widespread. Indus- trial productivity was low, the rate of economic growth had fur- ther declined, and the country was burdened with a massive external debt. The agricultural sector, once one of Poland's great strengths, was in disarray.
Since the summer of 1980, the situation has only deterio- rated. Rationing is in force, and as mundane an item...

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