Why I Run

Truths of nature, whether for man or the larger realm, are expressible as simple ideas. There are truths delivered of social science, to include economics, that are worth considering. In a whit:

Specialization created trade. When one man’s dedication to task made him a better hook maker his appreciative fellows offered part of their catch for one of his superior hooks. And so it goes up chain to modern times where the makers art continues in myriad form.

Economies are created by the interplay between various makers. There is no space in any economy for non-makers. Non-makers have no thing of value to trade.

Children are products of human hormonal impulse that both creates and nurtures their existence. It is a natural evolutionary consequence that this should be so. Absent this functional pattern it is more likely none of us would exist. Humans mature for, typically, three or more generations. During the third generation they loose significant fecund capacity yet do not lose all residual hormonal capacity for nurture.

All humans die and their makers capacity dies with them. Able to cognize this dilemma they transmit their makers knowledge to their progeny. Their progeny must continue this virtuous cycle if human kind is to survive.

Welfare as a practice is known among most mammalian species. Man is not an exception nor an exemplar in this regard. Welfare is driven by  hormonal nurturing instinct which has been evolutionarily extended from the kin to clan. It is an extension of the trade adaptation that through functional response recognizes the temporal and variable aspect of life form.

Welfare in the natural setting was self limiting. Those individuals in the last generation of life became the lumbering prey, their younger kin and same-kind kilt avoiding perishment by virtue of their acceleration quotient. Modern life, for both the top echelon primates as well as his pets, modifies this natural balance and allows final generation dynamics to be altered by temporal extension of life. For the sentient human, this fact adds to the weighting or burden on second generation makers. Hence not diminishing but rather increasing the need towards higher efficiency in specialization to avoid a regress.

Governance as a specialization can only remain a viable component of the virtuous cycle where it is an assisting factor in increasing efficiency for second generation individuals. The unique capacity of man to use measure as a tool of increase is used to affect change where non-assistive stratagems or tactics are employed.

In the realm of economics this is best implemented as positive analysis. These analyses disregard culture or convention as certain arbiters and look to empirical knowledge stripped to bone. Governance must employ this method or it will be discarded by the evolutionary impulse no differently than the natural order discards the weak and infirm.


James Strawn About James Strawn

James is an IT consultant and solutions architect with decades of experience working on various major projects with Fortune 500 companies. He is also an author and editor for DecidingTheVote.com, a blog forum for politically active citizens and professionals.

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