Re: will the free market solve everything ?

J. de Lyser (
Sun, 23 Feb 1997 04:03:02 +0100

At 17:45 22-02-97 -0800, the low golden willow wrote:
>Yes, this might be ideal. Key word: 'ideal'. What will actually
>happen? History and theory suggest that a small government will try
>to turn into a big government.

no governement at all will still leave other powersturctures struggling for

>Thesis: a universe with finite access to resoures and
>more than one independent actor cannot reach political utopia.

no, but if everybody tries their best to do so, we will get a situation
that comes as close as possible to it.

>Moderate social measures have a history of multiplying beyond the
>necessary. Tradeoffs. Theory says they're not worth it, at least as
>far as efficiency goes.

We're both arguing situations here neither of us wants to see happening.
Yours exist, mine is hypothetical, which is why i am on your side, for the
moment. Breaking off the state step by step, maybe the only way to see what
happens, before taking such a big risk.

>Alas, who gets to define the crisis? I do have an attraction to the
>Roman system, though, I don't know why. The oddities of having 2
>consuls, as well as tribunes with veto powers, perhaps. Also the fact
>that they had one-year terms. Perhaps such a system wouldn't be so bad.

the system worked for a while...

>Paranoia is what the lazy call wisdom.

Paranoia is what the uneducated call wisdom.

The lazy help society by their inventiveness.

J. de Lyser
Discoverer of the 4 hour work week. :-)