V. I. Lenin

Plan of Resolution on
Economic Measures for Combating the Dislocation

Written: Written before May 25 (June 7), 1917
Published: First published in 1925 in Lenin Miscellany IV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 41, page 434.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
Copyleft: V. I. Lenin Internet Archive (www.marxists.org) © 2004 Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

  1. 1. A collapse is imminent.
  2. 2. Neither a bureaucratic nor a bourgeois s o l u t i o n is possible.
  3. 3. Workers’ control must be, first, really w o r k i n g- c l a s s (threequarters of the v o t e s of workers).
  4. 4. [ditto] [ditto] [ditto] [ditto] developed into r e g u l a t i o n.
  5. 5; [ditto] [ditto] [ditto] [ditto] extended to all financial operations and the financial side of the business in general.
  6. 6. Salvation from the collapse unquestionably demands that the revolutionary measures should be s t a r t e d with the expropriation of the biggest and big capital.
  7. 7. This is to be continued by revolutionary measures: the organisation of universal labour service through the workers’ militia... (free workers’ service in the militia over and above their 8 hours of work).
  8. 8. Switch of manpower to the production of coal and raw materials and to transport....

+ 6 b i s Organisation of exchange of grain for implements, footwear, clothes....

+ 9. Switch of manpower from bombs to useful products.

+ Economy of resources....

+ Universal labour service must yield the utmost and the strictest economy of resources and manpower.


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