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Forums work for me.

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Individuality is a measurable fact. That was covered very well in Equitable Commerce way back in the 1800s.

Failing to understand the principle of individuality is a common failing among people who are adversely affected by those who profit from deception.

Failing to understand the power of deception as a harmful device used by individual people who want individual measures of power flowing from their many victims to the individual criminals, is a common failure.

Failing to understand that Free Market Concepts of market forces as collective sum totals of individual choices, whereby the power of those choices force the suppliers to supply higher quality and lower cost supplies, have been understood for some time, is another failure.


Reclaiming the American Revolution: The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and Their Legacy


Second, federalism permits the states to operate as laboratories of democracy-to experiment with various policies and Programs. For example, if Tennessee wanted to provide a state-run health system for its citizens, the other 49 states could observe the effects of this venture on Tennessee's economy, the quality of care provided, and the overall cost of health care. If the plan proved to be efficacious other states might choose to emulate it, or adopt a plan taking into account any problems surfacing in Tennessee. If the plan proved to be a disastrous intervention, the other 49 could decide to leave the provision of medical care to the private sector. With national plans and programs, the national officials simply roll the dice for all 284 million people of the United States and hope they get things right.

Experimentation in policymaking also encourages a healthy competition among units of government and allows the people to vote with their feet should they find a law of policy detrimental to their interests. Using again the state-run health system as an example, if a citizen of Tennessee was unhappy with Tennessee's meddling with the provisions of health care, the citizen could move to a neighboring state. Reallocation to a state like North Carolina, with a similar culture and climate, would not be a dramatic shift and would be a viable option. Moreover, if enough citizens exercised this option, Tennessee would be pressured to abandon its foray into socialized medicine, or else lose much of its tax base. To escape a national health system, a citizen would have to emigrate to a foreign country, an option far less appealing and less likely to be exercised than moving to a neighboring state. Without competition from other units of government,the national government would have much less incentive than Tennessee would to modify the objectionable policy. Clearly, the absence of experimentation and competition hampers the creation of effective programs and makes the modification of failed national programs less likely.

Free Market Government Power commanded by individuals was invented a long time ago in the form of Trial by Jury.

Failing to understand how that works was not a failure made by King John. He got the message.

"The trial by jury is based upon a recognition of this principle, and therefore forbids the government to execute any of its laws, by punishing violators, in any case whatever, without first getting the consent of "the country," or the people, through a jury. In this way, the people, at all times, hold their liberties in their own hands, and never surrender them, even for a moment, into the hands of the government."

Ignorance is an individual failure. Willful ignorance is an individual goal; how does one accurately measure success?