Subject: Alien Economies
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 21:43:42 GMT
From: email@example.com (Grantland)
Organization: opinions international etc.
Newsgroups: alt.alien.visitors, alt.slack, alt.society.neutopia, za.flame
Suppose a new science of Complexity could show that the human
economy was actually an entirely natural organic phenomenon of Mother
Nature - an inevitable SUPER-ORGANISM obedient to Complex laws
ubiquitous throughout the universe.
"An economy interracts within itself like a giant brain, with as
many neurons as there are people, as many interactions as there are
things that they buy and services they sell. People who will never
meet affect each other through a dense network of dispersed
information processed interactively; every cause an effect, and every
effect a cause. The entire entity is an organic, information-
processing organism, vastly too convoluted for any puny human (or
politburo thereof) to comprehend, let alone control.
If one thinks of the economy as a plant, growth conditions are most
favourable when the individual cells are given maximum freedom to
develop, within the constraints of a rigid Rule of Law. The law
provides the framework on which an economy grows; and freedom the
fertilizer. To meddle with these growth conditions is directly to
institute sub-optimal growth."
Suppose that economies of specialization and trade were always and
everywhere an inevitable consequence of technological intelligence -
once other, dysfunctional methodologies have been tried and disgarded.
Advanced aliens (ie those likely to visit the earth) therefore have
GOT to be CAPITALISTS!!! Yes!! The aliens are all CAPITALISTS! Chew