virus: Virus Maximus

Duane Daniel Hewitt (
Mon, 11 Sep 1995 07:52:12 -0600 (MDT)

On Mon, 28 Aug 1995, David McFadzean wrote:

> At 09:39 AM 8/25/95 PDT, A sad tree newt wrote:
> >What should be:
> > 1) Laisse Faire, to each his own, get outta my face ...... etc
> > (The rest should take care of its self at this point)
> I agree with the intent, but an effective maxim should be more
> eloquent than "get outta my face" (imho). If no-one objects to
> the proposal, can someone come up with a better phrasing?

How about a slightly wider base such as:

The optimal functional societal model involves harnessing the selection
pressures that have been so useful in driving the evolution of biological
organisms. The best approximation of this model that has been discovered
is a Capitalist system in which individuals are encouraged to live in
their own self interest. Since this is in harmony with evolved behaviours
it is simple to implement, just let it happen. It works the best because
a system composed of unique individuals is
too complex to be understood at the level of a government and therefore
governments should serve minimal, well defined functions in a rational

Duane Hewitt