Today’s political struggle centers around a fundamental controversy between capitalist and communist models for humans living together in peace and prosperity. Or so it is claimed at least. Realistic observations demonstrate a chaotic level of verbal and conceptual confusion. In this brief overview, we will refrain from contemplating whether this is a natural process of selecting the best form of social and economic structure or a conspired sabotage.
We assume that human culture, both as a groups and as individuals, follows the rules of nature at large. More specifically we postulate a high level of pragmatism of the theory of tensional integrity when applied to social and economic structures.
Tensional integrity, or tensegrity for short, offers a mechanical model that provides means for numerical and geometrical analysis for an optimization of the overall stability of complex structures. We even speculate that the principle of tensegrity would be the very way nature is self-optimizing itself.
Instead of drawing a model from scratch we shall look at the existing instantiations of capitalism and communism and how far they deviate from the tensegrity principle. This is a highly pragmatic strategy because its results could be used as guidelines for a migration from current social and economic structures.
Capitalism does not consider social structures and is prone to manipulation, communism includes a normation of standards and is excluding profits. Because of the law of entropy applies as well for social and economic structures, a practical instantion of communism will invariably lead to a downgrading of the organism as a whole and of its individual members. It cannot but perish because of the phenomenon of heat death.
Before we go into more details, we must first isolate the basic dichotomies for a successful application of the tensegrity principle to work.