Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The levers of Power.

As sure as justification follows action, apologists follow the levers of power.  The neo-classical model of economics sprung Athena-like out of the head of industrialization in the same fashion as scholasticism forming the bedrock for feudal-monarchy relationship of past centruries.

But systems change, and the neo-classical model is not quite as relevent anymore, is it?

The Recapitulator is actively seeking what alternatives are out there, and which is likely to be the winner, thus forming a new set of apologists who will declare "system x, and only system x" to be the most efficient way extant of governing humans, gathering their collective talents, and providing "fairness" and "justice" to all.

Like a wise economist said with respect to opportunism in the market of ideas:

“Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”

Was this quote by Saul Alinky or some similar "radical"?  No.  It was by Milton Friedman.

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