[ExI] Effectiveness of democracy as a result of selection bias
Henrique Moraes Machado
cetico.iconoclasta at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 21:34:39 UTC 2009
Dan > I disagree. I don't think there will ever be such a thing as a
>As long as there are unmet wants, there will be scarcity.
>And I also disagree that statism -- whether in its democratic form or
>something else --
> is necessary or inevitable either.
>I think de-legitimizing the state can happen and this can happen in variety
>of ways -- not necessarily in a purely ideological change where everyone
>up and sees that statism really is worse than the alternatives.
Post-scarcity, in my POV at least, is not about "wants", but about "needs".
There will allways be some degree of scarcity of something. But let´s assume
for a moment that we succeed to solve the most basic problems which are to
provide energy, food, health and education for just everyone. Would you
agree that this is not anymore a scarcity society?
I know that the above scenario doesn´t seem to be attainable anytime soon,
but if (and it´s a big if) this comes to pass, wouldn´t it eliminate at
least one of the reasons for the existence of government and even states per
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