Borders of nations, states and even towns and villages, are not just lines on a map or invisible barriers in the dirt. This is what the elites and the mainstream media would like us to believe. Instead, borders when applied correctly represent principles; or at least, that is supposed to be their function. Human beings are natural community builders; we are constantly seeking out others of like-mind and like-purpose because we understand subconsciously that groups of individuals working together can (often but not always) accomplish more. That said, human beings also have a natural tendency to value individual freedom and the right to voluntary association. We do not like to be forced to associate with people or groups that do not hold similar values.
The REAL intent of this post is just this following subject. There is something obviously very important in realizing and acting upon the economic law discussed. But there is an even MORE important concept to fathom; and unfortunately, it is one that has manifested in our shared environment in so many incredible ways. That economic law is the Law of Negative Returns. This law is a common sense extension to that which we have already covered. Apply the very same logic behind the law already described...and just realize that there is a point in which, ceteris paribus, each additional increment of input or effort or application of resources translates to total REDUCTION of desired results!
Political discourse is really in a sad state of affairs. So is the general philosophy in regards to life and sense of empowerment. The how behind this is important to understand; the solutions suggested are even more-so. It comes down to this: Do you want permission to act and guides to what just to say; or do you want to be empowered to think, to act, to escape from destructive mindsets and narrow, severely limiting paradigms?
Joseph Stiglitz is concerned about why people are hostile to the idea of gigantic, impersonal and rapacious governments stealing from them while telling them what to do. Governments don’t work on any level. But global government is worst of all. It will deliver ruin, mass incarceration and ultimately genocide. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. But Stiglitz is a world famous economist, so he has better ideas.
More Laws, More Violence Thus, though the police may be the face of law and order, behind their blue eyes rest the marching orders of politicians riddled with this presumption—that the law is the best tool for bringing order to a society facing complex problems. Let’s not give the politicians too much credit though. They, of course, are elected by “the people” to presume as much. As Mencken wrote, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard,” and though I do not think the common people deserve to be victims of police brutality, I am not surprised they have become the victims of their “representative” government. Indifferent to freedom, the people have forged their own chains and have given “themselves” the reins by empowering their government and its agents.