Nassim Taleb: Centralization a Negative, Not a Positive

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Plenarchist writes:

You might find this talk Nassim Taleb gave at Google interesting. He explains antifragility (from his latest book, which I haven’t read).

His theory with respect to societies argues in favor of small government to reduce societal fragility. It is an argument in favor of competing states theory and even for nullification. (Though I have a hard time believing states can “compete” peacefully…)

Bottom line, the bigger the government the more homogeneous and fragile the society and the greater the risk of a black swan event (a total system shock). He sees the US and the world becoming more fragile as governments become more consolidated and centralized.