world monopoly

Paul Cockshott wpc at clyder.gn.apc.org
Sat Sep 2 00:59:27 MDT 1995


Why should the ruling class have any opposition to monopoly in
these fields?

CPUs for Pcs
Intel and Power PC combine (motorola, apple, IBM)

There are tremendous advantages to having a single instruction set for
computers. But note that AMD, Chips and Technologies, IBM,
TI etc all make Intel compatible machines.

RAM
(Texas,Siemmens, NEC, Hitachi)

There is not much that can be done about the high organic composition
of capital in this industry. Circa $1billion per plant.

Big aero engines
Pratt and Whitney (United Tech), GEC (US)
Rolls Royce

Similarly very high development costs, though a Russian competitor
may arise.

Big power generators
ABB

Degree of monopoly overstated, Thompson, Seimens, GEC ( US and UK)
Westinghouse + large Japanese companies all involved here.


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