Written: Written on November 27, 1919
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 313b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Supreme Economic Council
Please discuss the drafting of uniform, brief, but essential questions (or forms) for printing periodic reports in Ekonomicheskaya Zhizn on the results of work for the development of productive forces (the number of employed workers; production, extraction; productivity per worker, etc.) in all or in the main branches of the economy.
Let me have your opinion.
The reports must be divided into 2 parts:
(a) a part which can only be described (plan, conditions, specific features, etc.);
(b) a part which can and should be expressed in figures.
Both to be published.
In the second part, essentials to be selected (for summaries and comparisons).
(Cf. an example of vagueness—the Chief Shale Committee, report on October 1, 1919.) It is being printed. Where. How often.
(The secret part should be printed in % %; for example: October 1, 1919—100, number of workers; November 1, 1919–120, etc.)