Politics is one of the few common elements of all currently employed government types. It is a decision making process where opinions, philosophies, and ideologies are always in complete control of the society. Even if these ideologies include things like personal freedom and democracy, these non-scientific "ideas" are still used to try and determine the solutions to technical problems. This has led to a number of problems found in virtually all societies today:

  • Problems that require mathematical or technical solutions are instead solved by use of opinions, ideologies, and philosophies. Thus, large scale problems (such as poverty, nation-wide transportation, or housing) can be resolved by a few technically unqualified individuals, or to large masses of unqualified citizens.
  • Politicians require support in order to maintain their position, and thus spend undue energy, time, and resources pursuing this support -whether by means democratic or militaristic- rather than on actually administrating their area of jurisdiction.
  • Politics is a means of power over people. This presents problems such as corruption, and power-jockeying. Also, it means that it only indirectly controls technology, which is itself expending far more energy transforming our world than the people who own (and thus have their own bit of power) over it. There is seldom any form of coordination to maximize the benefits of technology and thus problems such as duplication of effort, waste, and competition arise.

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Full Employment by Wilton Ivie

What This Continent Needs Is Scientific Government

North America Is Too Complicated To Be Run By Politics

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