Editorial 42: The system collapse
All biological, economic and political systems, follow the same way: born, grow and die. Biological systems collapse because their own genetic code seems to have planned their extinction with or without environmental aid. Also the motivation that gave rise to a system, economic or political, seems to carry the programming itself from extinction with or without the help of socio-environmental conditions. History is full of examples of systems collapse, from the Roman Empire to European regimes of the first half of the twentieth century.
The news today brings us symptoms of the decline of a system that has been called “the welfare state”. While it has provided several generations of citizens, unquestionable benefits on health, education, quality of life and recognition of civil rights and has also facilitated the looting of public property by procedures which sometimes can be described as Kafkaesque, by political and economic organizations or private citizens.
Although when we analyze, each symptom one by one, seem reasonable situations the set of “reasonable conditions” turns into absurdity. So when you hear of the curvy cucumber marketing ban, or a ban on using parsley extract in animal feed, or the marketing ban incandescent bulbs over 100w, or the prohibition of eating or drinking on the streets of certain cities it seems that there are objective.
But if you continue to apply old laws as laws mortgage early twentieth century and lead to situations of abuse, interventionist measures are applied causing government monopolies or oligopolies lobby, or required to destroy massive amounts of food, the situation becomes grotesque and can not but be a premonition of the collapse of the system.
The welfare state is collapsing and will certainly change their basis for the emergence of another model welfare state. It is desirable that the change occurs without violence, typical of any collapse, by those who lose privileges and especially by those who lose privileges not deserved, and the new model eradicate pyramid scams, oligopolies, state monopolies and presales of certain groups, which thrive and become encysted in the structure of the “res publica” based on subsidies and public office.
The new model should focus on serving the citizen, adjusted to actual cost paid at the time of need, for the new social contract between the citizen and the state is fair and balanced.
However all of this will not happen if in the new model are not purged criminal responsibilities of those on behalf of the welfare state have imposed laws unenforceable to offer their services, who have abused of state services, or who have created monopolies with capital of stolen public funds and supported in influence peddling.