Monday, July 2, 2007

Social Evolution.

Lets say that we want our economic / social development to incorporate a neo-evolutionary system to help it develop.

We can divide neo-evolutionary (from now on evolutionary) development into two parts:
a. Random Mutation.
b. Survival of the Fittest.

The way that the economy provides for Survival of the Fittest (SOF) is via capitalism. This is how society pushes the cream up, and the crud down.

The way that the society provides for "Random Mutation" is via the various social services that are provide equally to all. ( In the US, its public education, municipal infrastructure etc.)

From this perspective, we can easily see why absolute socialism and capitalism are doomed. Socialism, because it makes it very difficult to promote productivity, meaning that the crud and cream are mixed. Capitalism, because the existing cream needs to be constantly challenged and tweaked.

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