McKinsey takes issue with decentralization

McKinsey Quarterly: "Yet a decentralized infrastructure, though more flexible, is not only 20 to 30 percent more expensive than a centralized one but also less reliable. Although decentralized models now prevail, the pendulum is swinging back toward centralized control."

Needless to say, I disagree with this analysis. But since it costs $150 for the premium membership required to read the full article, I don’t know where the conclusions come from.