An important publication of Guevara's highly controversial and much speculated upon critique of the Soviet economic model. As minister for industry and head of Cuba's National Bank, Che prepared this manuscript to compare the Cuban experience with that of the Soviet bloc. His subject matter is nothing less than the question of how society is to move from an economy based in profit to an economy based in human need - his argument being to do away entirely with capitalist concepts and formulas. Features extensive appendices.
Ernesto Che Guevara was a leading member of the revolutionary government in Cuba after 1959. He was appointed Minister of Industry and later, as head of the Cuban National Bank, his simple signature of "Che" on Cuba's banknotes angered the heads of international banks and finance capital who considered it a denigration of his office. Maria del Carmen Ariet Garcia is the world's leading researcher on the life and works of Che Guevara. She led the investigation that ultimately succeeded in finding Che Guevara's remains, in Bolivia in 1997. She is director of the Che Guevara Studies Center in Havana, Cuba.