Friday, December 16, 2011

Paramount needs for a long-term resilient community

  1. Stable population
  2. Laws or norms that prevent the subdivision of land among heirs
  3. Zero net loss to soil fertility and ecosystem services
  4. Renewable energy and cradle-to-cradle manufacturing
  5. Sufficient capital accumulation to sustain human productivity and community morale
  6. Security through military strength, or through ties of trade or loyalty


Matt said...

Note: non-violence is a form of military strength in that in many contexts if used effectively it can defeat a superior military force.

Matt said...

I would also guess that trade ties and mutually-agreed upon norms of population limitation would offer a lot more social stability than military power, though it couldn't hurt to be able to imply power (though not bullishness).