Friday, November 11, 2011

Have All Governments Been Democratic?

(Thought via.)

The perceptions of governments divorces from reality because the reality of those governments cannot survive being perceived. Why bother lying when you could just tell the truth?

This drift into informality has been, as far as I know, a governmental universal. It's natural entropy.

Does this mean that we can be sure that all governments have been at least a little democratic? That the assent/resignation of the populace has always been necessary for the government to survive?

1 comment:

Erik said...

Trivially, yes. Also, all markets are at least a little free (just account for violence as an unusually large amount of cost/friction; there are no frictionless markets that I know of).