I know that most economists and lay people reject the notion of a command economy, but it has its benefits. And there are significant drawbacks to market economies so we should be a little more reluctant to judge command economies.
Sure they can be inefficient, and shortsighted, and sometimes just completely ineffective. But they can also be more stable, more virtuous, and ultimately more consequential. And most economies exist as a blend of the two models. So there is something to be said for economic control. The market is not the perfect judge that it is made out to be.