*** jobs quote graphically: That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.***
The details are here. There isn’t a lot of content, just a few proposals about tax, welfare, healthcare, education and foreign policy. The funny thing is that while the transition would be complex, the reality wouldn’t. You don’t need thousand page laws for a Potentialist society to work. In fact, you don’t want them. There’s a maxim of models (at least I have one): The more complex the model, the less useful it is as a guide.
Sure, you can build complex models of economics – but they aren’t terribly useful at predicting the future. More importantly, they aren’t terribly useful at guiding policy. They just make people feel good about what they’ve chosen to do.
The same thing applies to tax, welfare and the rest. Complexity only rewards those dedicated to gaming the system – it doesn’t enable everybody else to have the most fulfilled lives possible.
Read on to learn more…