Cockshott on Excess Deaths in Ukraine under Capitalism

The following post was made by Paul Cockshott on his Facebook page which I’ve reprinted here:

“Left is the plot from Trump’s presidents report on the iniquities of socialism. Shows that there was a famine in the the Ukraine in the 1930s which for one year raised the death rate there. Right is a plot I have prepared from the UN population database on the period since the introduction of capitalism in the Ukraine. This shows a sustained rise in the death rate lasting two decades that resulted in 3.5 million excess deaths. Previous data I have published shows that for Russia there were some 12 million excess deaths following the replacement of socialism by capitalism. The deaths in the 1930s occurred in a dirt poor peasant country. Those in the 1990 and 2000s were in a developed industrial country. The capitalist propagandists seem to think history ended in the 1930s.”

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Surce: https://paulcockshott.wordpress.com/2019/03/10/choose-the-future-choose-socialism/

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