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How to stop the slow degradation of the social fabric, which leads to civil war?

The four main causes of the deterioration of the social fabric are:


the excessive increase in inequalities,


the proliferation of jobs that are not directly useful,


loss of trust in the elites,


and the rise in power of 'everyone his own truth'.

The excessive increase in inequalities corresponds to an excessive concentration of the means of production.

The proliferation of jobs that are not directly useful corresponds to Parkinson's law, which is not taken into account, and therefore not combated, which leads to an increase in social tensions through the growing pressure of the non-directly productive on the productive.

The loss of confidence in the elites results from the low quality of their decisions in terms of rigor of reasoning and conformity to the general interest.

The rise of 'everyone to his own truth' is a greater fragmentation of beliefs linked to the arrival of weakly regulated social networks which amplifies the undermining work begun by opinion journals.

To restore the social fabric, it is necessary to:


To limit the production entities to a reasonable size.


To fight step by step with Parkinson's law, by periodically refocusing each production entity on its raison d'être.


To put in place a mechanism ensuring a higher quality of collective decisions.


To fight beliefs.

The book From capital to reason describes a social organization that covers these four points:


The production entities are limited to a hundred people.


They are audited periodically to ensure that they meet their purpose down to the smallest detail.


A notion of strategic rating is put in place, allowing:
To better select to whom will be entrusted collective decisions, and to check their quality.
To make each individual aware of his effective capacities to conduct the analysis leading to a quality collective decision, ie not based on beliefs.


At the level of the four causes mentioned for the progressive deterioration of the social fabric, the first (excessive increase in inequalities) corresponds to the feeling of injustice, the second to excessive hierarchical pressure, and the other two (loss of confidence in the elites and rise The loss of confidence in the elites corresponds to the loss of objective confidence, linked to their unsatisfactory way of functioning, and the rise in power of 'everyone to his own truth' corresponds to the loss of subjective confidence, linked to the rise in beliefs to the detriment


Refer to the question 'What does Parkinson's Law tell us?'

To go further on the notion of beliefs, refer to the question 'Why is all belief dangerous?'.


2022-06-29 15:01:54 Cyril Fighting beliefs AND misinformation

"La méthode scientifique tend à discréditer toute croyance"...
Le scientifique le plus brillant et intellectuellement honnête reste limité par la qualité des données sur lesquelles il appuie son raisonnement.

Le "chacun sa vérité" évoqué n'est pas seulement lié aux croyances, mais également à la distorsions des faits, voire à la création de faux faits (fake news).
Un raisonnement, même scientifique, ne garantit rien si les prémisses sont fausses.

Cet article de Fakir mets bien en lumière à la fois la difficulté d'éviter les manipulations de la vérité, et les compromis que nous faisons plus ou moins consciemment en tant qu'individus :

Sur la majorité des sujets sociétaux et politiques, la première bataille est celle des faits, que peu sont en mesure de vérifier. Plus subtil encore que la distorsion : la sélection. Je pars de ma conclusion, et je ne retiens que les faits - éventuellement vérifiables - qui me permettent de démontrer ma conclusion.

J'ai l'impression qu'établir ce que sont les faits est souvent plus difficile que d'évaluer la qualité de l'analyse qui part de ces faits...

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