the big computer

I really need this book. It’s already on order. Relatedly, Chris Dillow points out that managerialism doesn’t work any better in the negative sense – cuts – than it does in the positive sense – spending, or at least, that as I’ve said before, if you believe the state is by definition incompetent to allocate investment, you shouldn’t believe that it’s competent to de-allocate it.

  1. Yeah, me too; I suspect it will read nicely juxtaposed with Paul Edwards’s _The Closed World_ for the US side.

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