[ExI] Protected Elites

painlord2k at libero.it painlord2k at libero.it
Sat May 16 20:23:17 UTC 2009

Il 16/05/2009 21.29, Stefano Vaj ha scritto:
> 2009/5/16 painlord2k at libero.it<painlord2k at libero.it>:
>> 1) Social mobility is good in so far the less productive and useful
>> people move down and the more productive and useful move up. The
>> opposite would be a bad thing if not an evil thing.
> Sure, even though of course "productive" and "useful" are relative
> concepts. But my point is in fact that both "libertarians" and
> "socialists" should agree that it is neither fair nor efficient that
> deserving people do *not* move up, and that entire classes may exist
> that are largely protected from social competition, at least in the
> short term. See for instance the French "aristocracy" before the
> Revolution...

In fact, mathematical models show how groups with higher level of 
defectors/exploiters are weaker against external groups and in the long 
run are destroyed by these.

The point of Aristocracies is that become insulated from what happen to 
the rest of the society/nation. They lead but they are not affected by 
their actions; not in the short term. Becoming insulated from their 
mismanagement imply growing mismanagement so the other groups will only 
gain from their elimination (exile, killing, stripping them from power 
and titles).
Aristocracies have power because their ancestry, so their reason to hold 
power and control and wealth is past and not present. The reason to hold 
power, control and wealth must be always present.

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