Thursday, June 21, 2012

The death of centralized power

I posted about this a couple days ago, but this brilliant post at Zero Hedge lays out why:
The primary "news" narrative may be the failure of the euro, but the master narrative is much, much bigger: centralization has failed. The failure of Europe's "ultimate centralization project" is but a symptom of a global failure of centralization.

Though many look at China's command-economy as proof that the model of Elite-controlled centralization is a roaring success, let's check in on China's stability and distribution of prosperity in 2021 before declaring centralization an enduring success. The pressure cooker is already hissing and the flame is being turned up every day.

What's the key driver of this master narrative? Technology, specifically, the Internet. Gatekeepers and centralized authority are no match for decentralized knowledge and decision-making. Once a people don't need to rely on a centralized authority to tell them what to do, the centralized authority becomes a costly impediment, a tax on the entire society and economy.
RTWT.  The dinosaurs sniff a change on the breeze, and roar their defiance.


Joe said...

It's not hard to figure out why the government keeps making noise about needing/wanting to regulate or censor the internet.

NotClauswitz said...

Respect My Authoritah!