The Balance of Power

44 thoughts
last posted Dec. 8, 2015, 3 a.m.

1 earlier thought


However, despite these flaws, we've figured out a way to build institutions that are more farsighted, more rational, more altruistic and less easily distracted than we are as individuals.

These institutions come in many flavours, including local, state and federal governments, corporations, NGOs, professional bodies, but also (and increasingly) in loosely governed self-forming communities.

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