Why central planning efforts will ultimately backfire
by Adam Taggart
Chris Martenson’s Peak Prosperity
No plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force. ~ Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
Shit happens ~ Anonymous
Anyone involved with managing projects, people or systems knows that the only thing that can be planned with absolute certainty is that things will never go 100% according to plan.
This is true even in exceedingly simple situations, which we’ve written about at length here at Peak Prosperity (the uncontrollable nature of the straightforward Beer Game detailed in this post on the Bullwhip Effect outlines this well). And it’s one of the truisms that gives us the most confidence that the world’s central planners will eventually lose control of the global systems they are trying to manage via increasingly heavy-handed intervention.