American management practices vs kernel development
Posted May 10, 2008 2:29 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: American management practices vs kernel development
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The main point of a market
economy is to 1. distribute the decision process and 2. award those who make the best
decisions. Nothing is needed to achieve 2, it always follows naturally once you have 1.
I can't tell what you disagree with, though you called something bull****.
The points above are entirely consistent with the concept I described of internal competition generating benefits by separating good workers from poor workers. The decisions that are being distributed, and rewarded, are primarily the decisions on whose work product to buy.
If it was about good workers and poor workers, how can you explain the dramatic\
improvements in countries going from command economies to market economies.
Poor workers are removed from the work they're (comparatively) poor at and selected for work they're good at. Command economies aren't very good at that, and it makes a big difference.
But I didn't actually say separating good workers from poor is what makes capitalism right for China. I said it's an argument for internal competition in businesses. In particular, I said it's more common than the argument that internal competition makes poor workers good.
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