June 14, 2020

Conflict vs mistake theory

Source: https://slatestarcodex.com/2018/01/24/conflict-vs-mistake/

Mistake theorists treat politics as science, engineering, or medicine. The State is diseased. We’re all doctors, standing around arguing over the best diagnosis and cure. Some of us have good ideas, others have bad ideas that wouldn’t help, or that would cause too many side effects. Conflict theorists treat politics as war. Different blocs with different interests are forever fighting to determine whether the State exists to enrich the Elites or to help the People.

Updated Jul, 03 2020

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