Interested in Language
In an article of the November Fortune Magazine, I read a sentence "Marxism-Leninism fails to compete in a knowledge economy, where markets are conversations". What is 'conversations' in here meant? Does it mean the markets are sharing information?
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I agree with Mike's analysis, but I think the point becomes fairly clear if you mull the words over for a bit - I just don't think it's very well written.
This sentence actually is a quote of Ross Mayfield, CEO and cofounder of Socialtext. Did he mean that in a kowledge econnomy the markets has to exchange a lot of information and since the Commumism like to control the free flow of the information which made their failure in the competition.