We need to discuss central versus distributed planning - and fractal planning, whatever that is. Also, there is syndicalism and the out-sourcing of the fractal government's responsibilities to a private collective of professional planners who can be fired and/or replaced. Planned economies do not preclude private enterprise; that is, your collective of planners is completely independent of my collective of planners and each of us is free to bid for the honor of activation. The point is that there are many ways to skin that cat and we should continue to imagine more ways. Just because something has never been done correctly in the past should not deter us from doing better.
Also, I need to convince myself that distributed economic planning (or economic planning by consumer) can be done without corruption and without the expenditure of appreciable energy*. Suppose, for example, that the economic planning for an eco-region could be accomplished by 20 scientific planners with a rather large computer. I wonder how many employees the Bureau of Economic Analysis in Washington has. That would be a tip-off because, in reality, an economic plan is always in place. Read the description of consumer planning in http://dematerialism.net/wiki.htm#consumer_planning .
* The Bureau of Economic Analysis has 606 full-time employees, 565 full-time equivalent employees, and a budget of about $100 million.