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From: David Stodolsky <>
Subject: Re: economics
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 14:06:13 +0200

On 31 Aug 2006, at 11:48, John de Rivaz wrote:

> Unfortunately no one has conceived a better system of economics  
> that has
> been demonstrated to work.

Odd, I was under the impression that religious communism as practiced  
by the early Mormons was highly successful. Similarly, the state  
planning system of the USSR generated annual growth rates of 12-14 %  
during industrialization of the Soviet Union - achieving in a single  
generation what took capitalist economies much longer. Leading  
sociologists attribute the collapse of the USSR to the lack of   
democracy, not economic problems, in the first instance.

Most large multi-national firms these days run their operations  
directly from Enterprise Resource Planning systems. This centralized  
planning has replaced systems of shadow pricing, which previously  
were used for the exchange of goods and services between different  
divisions. Some of these firms are larger than most countries.


David Stodolsky    Skype: davidstodolsky

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