[Marxism] Fwd: Convert to the drachma–piece of cake. Right… | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Jul 14 12:27:41 MDT 2015

On 7/14/15 2:19 PM, Andrew Pollack wrote:
> Well yes, in fact, the consolidation of all banks into one means you can
> rip out much of the coding. Same for every other sector of the economy
> which would be rationalized: the amount of data and calculations of same
> required is drastically reduced when you don't have millions of
> individual firms recalculating every day their prices, their stocks
> (both financial and real), etc.

This baloney might impress someone who has never written a program but 
it doesn't impress me.

A typical large scale project in a major corporation takes anywhere from 
three to five years to complete, and that's without "consolidating" a 
bunch of them into a single state owned firm, which is what you are 
obviously talking about. It is one thing to make such a statement on a 
Marxism list off the top of your head and it is another to create the 
infrastructure, carry out the systems analysis, and then finally code 
and test a complex system. The USA had enormous money and manpower and 
look at what a fiasco Obamacare was before it was debugged. Is it the 
idea that a socialist Grexit will make protection exceptions and program 
loops obsolete? Amazing.

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