Sole Aim of a Strategic and Sustainable System of Governance

The aim is to rethink democracy post Brexit in light of the reality that resources will be constrained (for whatever reason). The fact that we have to rethink democracy is now being openly spoken of as in the Guardian today.

Here, three factors are defined, without elaboration, and three relationships established.

Essential Value

Is the value that a society considers critical to maintaining a satisfactory Quality of Life for all its citizens.

Failure Demand

Is the opportunity cost in human resources, physical resources and energy to a society, in not creating essential value.

Resource Intensity

Is the resource used per person per unit of Essential Value created or retained.

Relationship 1

In a resource constrained environment a society has to maximise the creation and retention of Essential Value over time at minimum Resource Intensity.

Relationship 2

In a resource constrained environment a society can only grow its economy to the extent that it can reduce resource intensity per unit of Essential Value created or retained over time.

Relationship 3

In a resource constrained environment the Failure Cost incurred in created and retaining other than Essential Value is infinite.

From the Definitions and relationships above what can we say is the sole aim of a strategic and sustainable system of governance for the UK in a future of resource constraints.

It is to

“identify, maximise and defend the Essential Value to society created and retained over time and to distribute it equitably at continually reducing Resource Intensity and Failure demand”

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