10 09 11 - 08:45Centralization is what makes planners happy because it makes things uniform, and thus good interchangeable parts whose function is limited and thus can be predicted.
Sound like anything out of France in 1789?
Equality, not quality:
In the weeks after the 9/11 attacks, Americans were mostly stunned. Up until that moment they were certain that every person in the world understands that theyâre right, that their economy is better, that their constitution is fairer, and that their democracy is the only way to bring freedom to human beings. âFreedom itself was attacked,â their inarticulate president said.
They failed to grasp that not all people want freedom, that not all people want democracy, that not all people just want a nice car and a house to live in, and that not all people think that God is someone who invites you to a friendly meeting every Sunday before the barbeque. - YNET
Quality is a hierarchy. In it, there are different rules for every level.
If your country is a disorganized third world kleptocracy, you need a Gaddaffi.
Yes, we might not want him running Little Five Points or Austin, but for Libya...?
Our quest to find one-size-fits-all has made us a horror.