Thank you for your work!
During some of your talks you sometimes mention USSR and that it succeeded in industraliazation of a underdeveloped country, in a short amount of time, despite the horrible humanitarian and economic catastrophes of WWI, civil war, and WWII. You also mention that later, in the 70s, the economy of USSR stagnates, with consequences such as deficit of consumtion goods and growing discontent.
Since USSR was an attempt to create an alternative to the estabilished capitalism system, I beleive we need to learn from it's successes and failures. Therefore I would be very interested in your thoughts on why USSR initially had economic success, and what changed and led to the economic stagnation?
Many thanks in advance!