“War is father of all, and king of all. He renders some gods, others men; he makes some slaves, others free.” — Heraclitus
Compliance measures and social trust are two key elements in any society, the ratio of which is a good indicator of how productive the people in it are and what the level of the general welfare looks like. Compliance measures usually come with threats to motivate compliant responses.
As compliance measures multiply, so do the threats that back them up. (more…)