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Death Throes Of The Industrial Age

Long Live The Netcohort Society

 

We can easily observe evidence that the death throes of large economies of scale have begun. Perhaps that is why we value the elegant wisdom of C. F. Bastiat. If we are to avoid a violent tribal world or feudal serfdom, Bastiat's words offer some of the guidance we will need.

 

A broad scale of exchange is explored by Bastiat here:

"The sort of dependence that results from exchange, i.e., from commercial transactions, is a reciprocal dependence. We cannot be dependent upon a foreigner without his being dependent on us. Now, this is what constitutes the very essence of society. To sever natural interrelations is not to make oneself independent, but to isolate oneself completely" - Bastiat.

 

The industrial age is fading. Creating "one size fits all" solutions was once the most profitable and most direct way of benefiting the greatest number. Industry, education, government, in fact all institutions developed on this precept; large size is more efficient.

 

The needs of the individual were pushed aside as the needs of greater society were addressed.

 

This is changing, of course inevitable is not the same as immediate. The huge once efficient structures of the information age are being hollowed out as individuals and the protean teams of the Netcohort are technologically empowered.

 

The same disruptive technology that is ushering in the "information and miniaturization age" is altering all exchange relationships. As bureaucracies deflate or implode exchange becomes direct between interested parties.

 

In fact that is a good definition of the Netcohort Age: The emerging reality of a technology based information and miniaturization period that will replace the information age.

 

Technology has made it easier to craft a solution that will custom fit an individual. As needs are identified in the emerging network society, small groups of the new Netcohort will quickly identify the needs as opportunities and respond.

 

  • If you are preparing for the Netcohort Age.
  • If your goal is to be part of a flexible and influential Netcohort society.
  • the Netcohort attributes you will need are knowledge, personal integrity, flexibility, and accomplishment.

 

Those Netcohort individuals that develop wealth by serving individual needs will benefit themselves first. Then all will benefit as their wealth is spent or invested.

 

An open and free market system will encourage those rare individuals that create tools, jobs, and businesses that enhance the whole open society's life style. To a lesser extent even closed societies will eventually benefit.

 

Without those incentives the world may come to resemble the former communist countries: a political elite dominating a subjugated populace.

People pretended to work – the government pretended to pay them.

 

The free markets can provide a viable Netcohort Age alternative; as our favorite economist said:

 

"By virtue of exchange, one man's prosperity is beneficial to all others." - C. F. Bastiat

 

About The Netcohort

I) Netcohort Technocracy

II) Four Part Article on the Netcohort Attributes

III) The Vanishing Middle Class

IV) Death Throes Of Society

V) The Netcohort Future

VI ) The Netcohort Institute

 

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