As the foundations that supported an expansive centralized State crumble, the entire centralized State is revealed as unsustainable: we have reached Peak Government.
In previous entries this week, I have detailed the profound unsustainability of government pensions and entitlements such as Medicare. These are symptoms are a larger phenomenon: Peak Government, the realization that Central States cannot sustain their current budgets or future promises.
The Four Key Drivers of State Expansion
- The key energy source of global transportation, liquid fuel, is no longer cheap and easy to access.
- The demographics have reversed as the population of State dependents is soaring.
- Debt has expanded to the point that servicing that debt now threatens the financial stability of the State and its currency.
- The State’s separation of risk and consequence is generating systemic instability.
The Failure of Separation of Powers
The State as Protector of Private Gain
The Death Spiral of an Expansive State
Post Peak-Government Living
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We are like passengers on the Titanic ten minutes after its fatal encounter with the iceberg: though our financial system seems unsinkable, its reliance on debt and financialization has already doomed it.We cannot know when the Central State and financial system will destabilize, we only know they will destabilize. We cannot know which of the State’s fast-rising debts and obligations will be renounced; we only know they will be renounced in one fashion or another.
The process of the unsustainable collapsing and a new, more sustainable model emerging is called revolution, and it combines cultural, technological, financial and political elements in a dynamic flux.History is not fixed; it is in our hands. We cannot await a remote future transition to transform our lives. Revolution begins with our internal understanding and reaches fruition in our coherently directed daily actions in the lived-in world.
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