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Sun Jul 15, 2012, 01:41 PM

Economic Planning and Computers. [View all]

Central planning is one of the things that people criticize the most about socialism. I'm sure we've all heard the claims that it is inefficient. Ignoring the fact that this claim is actually rather debatable, I thought it might be interesting to discuss the role of modern computers in a planned economy. After all, when the Soviets tried it they were relying on humans to figure all out without any help. However, modern computing power is beyond anything anyone could of have thought of even in the 80s. Do you all think modern computers would make central planning easier? Has anyone read anything on this topic?

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white_wolf Jul 2012 OP
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