Why do we need government, is the question I get asked all too often, and recently by a girl watching me write at a bar while sipping wine.
The girl’s inquiry, pulling her away from her boyfriend, came from an experience in Costa Rica where she saw little boys play soccer at a homegrown court without a referee. Can we not all play soccer without a referee, and run a country without the governance of legislation, was her question?
We could if first, like in the most played game in the world, the theory, systems, and rules of soccer were established apriori. We currently have not defined or implemented a theory for humanity with systems embedding said theory and pertinent rules to make human gameplay as well understood as soccer gameplay before gameplay starts. And even then, such universally understood definwould assume everyone behaves. The reality is some do not.
Without a theory for humanity that, in the words of Albert Einstein, determines what can be discovered, humanity is merely whistling dixie of purported excellence incompatible with the adaptability required to deal with nature’s entropy. Our governance, the rest of the world enamored with our leaderboard position dutifully and idiotically follows, consists of latching on to a 240-year-old rulebook, the U.S. Constitution, that does not infer a human theory nor subjugates humanity to the rule of nature we are bound by.
We generally deploy laissez-faire governance through the gaping holes of ancient legislative scripture and only through infractions glaring and overt enough to reach the impressionable purview of Congress to establish even more rules in an ill-fated attempt to mute the cascade of compounding undesirable consequences. This, dear friends, is not governance.
To reiterate Einstein, governance is establishing the theory that determines what must be discovered. We must establish a government experienced enough to lead with our first-ever theory for humanity. Then, to establish real systems, not the weather-system-kind we have today, embedding said theory that produces the desired output from discriminate input. And only then establishing rules to prevent the vile maxims of individual freedom from harming the trust in collective freedom.
Simply put, we currently rule the world into a giant centrifuge of downstream suboptimization incapable of improving the strength of renewal required to deal with nature’s entropy. Just imagine what would have happened to soccer if its evolution was determined only by rules of what you cannot do.
Today our government acts as the referee of undefined gameplay. No wonder people argue why it exists in the first place. We need to establish the theory of human gameplay, like we have done with EVA, to develop the vector of common interests we have and establish a new merit of money that benefits us all.