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Global supply chains

Here's a very interesting article that describes the nitty-gritty details of how Dell manufactures computer systems and who their suppliers are, followed by some unsolicited political commentary about how Dell is responsible for preserving world peace.


Comment from: collin [Member] ·
In an earlier book I argued that the extent to which countries tied their economies and futures to global integration and trade would act as a restraint on going to war with their neighbours. I first started thinking about this in the late 1990s, when, during my travels, I noticed that no two countries that both had McDonald's had ever fought a war against each other since each got its McDonald's. (Border skirmishes and civil wars don't count, because McDonald's usually served both sides.) After confirming this with McDonald's, I offered what I called the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention. The Golden Arches Theory stipulated that when a country reached the level of economic development where it had a middle class big enough to support a network of McDonald's, it became a McDonald's country. And people in McDonald's countries didn't like to fight wars any more. They preferred to wait in line for burgers.
Permalink 04/21/05 @ 23:56
Comment from: ben [Member] ·
...and in the 60's Arthur C. Clarke was talking about how WWIII was impossible because of ever increasing international trade. This is not a new idea.
Permalink 04/22/05 @ 01:45
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