Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Is Society a self-organizing system?

Why are certain religions or governments less stable than others. 

What is "Fair"?


Daily one hears that this or that action isn't fair, or some policy is or is not fair- but what is "Fair"?
Certainly before classifying anything, one must know what that something represents.
The very idea of fairness can only arise from the existence of some absolute value, a precept that most of those who use the term would scarcely agree with.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Capitalism and Freedom

Capitalism is a societal system which has economic repercussions. The system is a self-organizing one. The fact that it is a self-organizing system rather than a system run by someone at the apex  means that it is a flat system, one which is minimally hierarchical.

The philosophical basis of capitalism is freedom. It is the "self" part of self organizing that is all important. It is the self part which distinguishes  a democratic system from an autocratic one.