- SG I, Part A - What would an operational level governance look like?
- SG I, Part B - Operational level for human society
If you haven't read these you may not be able to follow the current posting.
Now in this installment:
SG II, Part A - Logistical Coordination
In this installment I explain coordination control in general and logistical control specifically. I start with an example from the natural world called autopoiesis which wraps around homeostatic processes in living cells. The definition and example are in the article.
I then look at three basic functions of logistic coordination in social governance. But I restrict this discussion to the economic system where it will be most relevant. The three functions are:
- Information Services, most particularly the information provided by monetary exchanges.
- Cheater, malfunction detection and reporting. I give examples of current regulatory agencies.
- Command and Control (C&C) under conditions of stress and under conditions of strategic change.
My main thrust is to argue that many of the logistic coordination functions are already to be seen in the market economies of the West. A big problem exists in terms of the pathetic information competency of current currencies, e.g. the dollar, in telling both producers and consumers what things are really worth. I try to explain how we might fix things such that money, working at the operational level of the economy, would make the markets work better and might help minimize the need for regulatory control.
I hope this format is working for readers. I don't want to put really long screeds in this blog (Typepad might not like it). But what needs to get said can't be said in too short a post. If you have comments though, please put them in this blog.