The Artima Developer Community
Sponsored Link

Weblogs Forum
Do Career Plans for Developers Actually Damage an Organisation?

66 replies on 5 pages. Most recent reply: Jun 29, 2010 11:09 PM by robert young

Welcome Guest
  Sign In

Go back to the topic listing  Back to Topic List Click to reply to this topic  Reply to this Topic Click to search messages in this forum  Search Forum Click for a threaded view of the topic  Threaded View   
Previous Topic   Next Topic
Flat View: This topic has 66 replies on 5 pages [ « | 1 ... 2 3 4 5 ]
Andy Dent

Posts: 165
Nickname: andydent
Registered: Nov, 2005

Re: Do Career Plans for Developers Actually Damage an Organisation? Posted: Jun 23, 2010 11:39 AM
Reply to this message Reply
Advertisement
> Hate to burst your bubble, but (in Western countries)
> there hasn't been inflation in quite a while. Nor will
> there be
erm, I know there's only about 22 million of us but I thought we counted as "Western". Inflation in Australia varied from 1.8 to 2.8% in 2009 and is currently sitting at 2.9%

We have all the classic Western economy issues of ridiculous gaps between CEO and bottom level worker salaries too :-(

robert young

Posts: 361
Nickname: funbunny
Registered: Sep, 2003

Re: Do Career Plans for Developers Actually Damage an Organisation? Posted: Jun 23, 2010 6:24 PM
Reply to this message Reply
> > Hate to burst your bubble, but (in Western countries)
> > there hasn't been inflation in quite a while. Nor will
> > there be
> erm, I know there's only about 22 million of us but I
> thought we counted as "Western". Inflation in Australia
> varied from 1.8 to 2.8% in 2009 and is currently sitting
> at 2.9%
>
> We have all the classic Western economy issues of
> ridiculous gaps between CEO and bottom level worker
> salaries too :-(

erm, from what I understand Oz is on the verge of ecological collapse, too. :)

Didn't _intend_ to be directionally discriminatory, but Western generally means the USofA and Europe, although culturally Oz and Kiwi count, too.

John Zabroski

Posts: 272
Nickname: zbo
Registered: Jan, 2007

Re: Do Career Plans for Developers Actually Damage an Organisation? Posted: Jun 25, 2010 1:15 PM
Reply to this message Reply
Robert,

You might enjoy reading the essay "Japan" by economist Benjamin Powell.

Cheers,
Z-Bo

robert young

Posts: 361
Nickname: funbunny
Registered: Sep, 2003

Re: Do Career Plans for Developers Actually Damage an Organisation? Posted: Jun 25, 2010 4:36 PM
Reply to this message Reply
An Austrian zealot??? I'll pass. Got his Ph.D. from a drive by school in DC. I lived there and know well about GMU.

John Zabroski

Posts: 272
Nickname: zbo
Registered: Jan, 2007

Re: Do Career Plans for Developers Actually Damage an Organisation? Posted: Jun 29, 2010 8:07 PM
Reply to this message Reply
Where do you align yourself as?

robert young

Posts: 361
Nickname: funbunny
Registered: Sep, 2003

Re: Do Career Plans for Developers Actually Damage an Organisation? Posted: Jun 29, 2010 10:57 PM
Reply to this message Reply
> Where do you align yourself as?

Keynesian. As the fools of G-20 will prove: they've chosen to ignore the errors of 1937, Japan since 1990, and simple logic. Today the stock markets tanked because, guess what? The majority of Americans and Europeans have been tossed out of the middle class, and consumption is collapsing. The demand of the Right Wingnuts (and the Austrians are the Wingnutiest of the bunch) to kill inflation (ignoring the evident fact that *deflation* is the case, as it has been in Japan since the 1990's), and sacrifice the poor on their altar "fiscal responsibility". It's the Fat Man in Famine syndrome: if you've got enough accumulated capital, then deflation amounts to free money and further separates you from the poor.

robert young

Posts: 361
Nickname: funbunny
Registered: Sep, 2003

Re: Do Career Plans for Developers Actually Damage an Organisation? Posted: Jun 29, 2010 11:09 PM
Reply to this message Reply
> Where do you align yourself as?

The problem was described most succinctly by an advisor to FDR:

As mass production has to be accompanied by mass consumption; mass consumption, in turn, implies a distribution of wealth -- not of existing wealth, but of wealth as it is currently produced -- to provide men with buying power equal to the amount of goods and services offered by the nation's economic machinery.
-- Marriner Eccles


Ignore this insight, and collapse of industrial society ensues. It's by no means a coincidence that the Chinese government is making urgent and explicit steps to *distribute* income so as to support *consumption* domestically. They've finally figured out that there's no benefit to collecting foreign currency; there's much more to be gained by distributing output to citizens, even if doing so requires getting wealth accumulation by the few under control (also no coincidence that China had a modern society while Europeans were running around in animal skins and living in caves). Foreign trade is more explicitly barter oiled by currency than domestic trade.

We've veered rather far from Career Plans.

Flat View: This topic has 66 replies on 5 pages [ « | 2  3  4  5 ]
Topic: Using Groovy Builders to Simplify Complex Object Hierarchy Creation Previous Topic   Next Topic Topic: First Steps In Flex Screencasts


Sponsored Links



Google
  Web Artima.com   

Copyright © 1996-2014 Artima, Inc. All Rights Reserved. - Privacy Policy - Terms of Use - Advertise with Us