The Nature and Course of Human Evolution as The Basis of Economic Policy Godel's Proof and The Human Condition - The Basic Essays

The Nature and Course of Human Evolution
The Basis of Economic Policy

Part 1 - Abstract, Preface and Introduction
Part 2 - Evolutionary Framework Factors(*w) with-
Appendix 1 - A Note On The Nature and Constitution of 'Sustainable Resource Use'(*v)
Appendix 2 - Energy and the Nature and Use of the Resource/Environment(*o)
Part 3 (link) - Issues and Variables of Evolving Society
Part 4 (link) - Heuristic Government and Economic Policy (work in progress)

Part 1 - Abstract and Preface

(*y) All government and economic policy today has come into existence out of pecking-order and beliefs more or less circumstantially evolved out of primitive learning and neonate ignorance -beliefs effectively 'traditional' now. This 'warm-blooded animal property' however -pecking-order, is destined to have only vestigial influence in 'the ultimate course of human progression' -and those beliefs, too, are destined to be superceded by the 'phenomenology of the configuration space'. -In time, consequently, the 'nature' and structure of government and economy will be significantly different from what it is today.
The thesis developed here is the following-
The first form of 'government' was that of pecking-order by generally warm-blooded animals. Beyond that, it is the deliberative capability of hominids with which anything of a further and eventually true government can be identified. 'In the nature of deliberative capability' however, unlike the relatively limited cerebration of 'lesser warm-bloodeds', man develops a continuously growing encompass of configuration-space properties out of new-to-the-organism experience -the inherent institutionalization of which identifies dirigiste heurism as inevitable form of government.

-briefly then-
The nature and course of human evolution is determined by how we populate the earth and how that population uses the resource/environment -lifestyle and the quality of life. As of yet however, there is no academe anywhere pursuing such an intrinsically science-based inquiry and futurology, one, in other words, that cannot but eventually reject the 'propriety' of such as our 'American free-enterprise capitalist democracy' and 'the right to make as much money as one can and spend it as he choose' -'natural rights and freedoms' all -and religious belief all.

There are four parts to this essay: the immediately following (1) Introduction on the nature of this endeavor and (2) Evolutionary Framework Factors(*w) and 'the matter of validity and energy expenditure' -a discussion of (a) our evolution and the etiology of our present human-being and (b) how, inevitably, we are destined to meet 'sustainable resource use'; (3 -link) Issues and Variables of evolving society and civilization, what we now know about ourselves and our 'configuration space' (from Parts 1 and 2) that will have to be assimilated as 'government and economic policy', and (4 -'work in progress') the 'construction' of Heuristic Government and Economic Policy -mechanisms 'optimizing those inevitable issues and variables in that evolutionally destined framework'.
[The general style -use of apostrophes in particular, is explained in The Matter of Forensic Integrity. Those impatient with the style in this introductory portion may of course skip forward -fortunately or unfortunately, the style remains.]

Part 1

The title suggests that there may be something 'wrong' with government and economic policy today and that a 'better one' is perhaps formulatable out of 'the nature and course of human evolution'. Economic policy (and parent government hereinafter) has evolved and exists -no one will disagree, to serve and 'better' the lives of its constituency. 'Bettering' and its institutionalizations however, are a matter of human evolutionary process rather than mere opinion or precedent(*1), and economic policy, traditionally at least, says nothing about validity attaching either 'bettering' or its institutionalizations where it should manifest an understanding of its biological and anthropological bases -an expression, ultimately, of 'constituency sophistication' in regard to that nature and course. In this respect, be he alone in this world or member of some society, man's problems are those entailed an organism-whole 'genetic imperative' which commits him, 'procreated and alive', to himself then 'procreate, invest his configuration space and die' -that ontogeny indirectly identifying a 'nature and course of human evolution'. The problems of society and civilization, consequently, primitive or otherwise, are those attaching the validity of operations in expression of that imperative.
If we can determine what 'the nature and course of human evolution' is -a heuristic process in 'genetic imperative under system constraints', then we may have criteria for distinguishing between what is consonant the course of human well-being and viability and what is 'pejorative' to it.

Unless they understand it as completely deriving from deliberative capability, what most people think about 'the nature and course of human evolution' is NOT 'a matter of opinion or personal taste' -or much of anything else. It is, rather, ONLY a matter of how that thinking influences or affects resource/environment constitution in what is (nature and course) "a heuristically-to-be-determined and ultimately critical best well-being and viability of the organism-whole."

Modern man is relatively unaware of the effect he has on his 'whole-world/econiche' -that, for the seriousness of its implications to his existence, it can be viewed only in 'geological time-frame' sense -much the same as an epoch of the Cenozoic era, for example.
(-from Global Warming and Other 'Geological Time-frame Matters of Economic Interest')]
Humanity's present situation can be characterized as 'a closed-earth system of pseudo-autonomies operating in a diasporative, still-pecking-order-based mode'. Given, further, our 'evolution out of intrinsic ignorance', we have institutionalized in the expression and service of that pecking-order, a 'conjuration of intuited and idiomatic explanations, beliefs and other noumenalisms'(*2) which affect the resource/environment in 'what it can bear' -economic policy, consequently, affecting organism-whole viability and life-style-and-quality still to come. 'Concern' per essay title then, is validated by simple fact of genetic imperative and progeny -and it follows that 'It is more proper to incorporate the etiology of the human condition into government and economic policy than it is to continue bumbling that course by piecemeal discovery and correction':

1 - Genetic imperative commits us, eventually and inevitably, to 'a heuristically best determinable ministration favoring continuing human existence -organism-whole, regardless of human errors past or yet makeable', thus-

2 - 'At least something of the human phenomenon and things human' today will be found to have been 'of pejorative influence in the well-being and viability of continuing mankind'.

(*C) Some H cogitans ('thinking' man) of the future will undoubtedly look back at remnants of H sapiens' ('knowing', arrogantly) and wonder 'Just exactly what did he think he was doing to the only resource/environment of his being?'

[That we may yet exploit lunar or martian 'richness'(?) is meaningless given human life-span, the scores of years such development entails and the environmental grave we are statistically digging ourselves into in advance of such 'practical exploitation'. It is, rather, 'a configuration-space earth' where eventualities developing from space exploration have little to do with (eg) the overpopulation and resource/environment 'corruptions' that are of overwhelmingly more immediate consequence than 'conjectured benefits from conjectured explorations'.]

We are 'stuck' so to speak, 'forever our brother's keeper, forever meliorating human-condition-to-come to whatever degree appreciable now'. What 're-constitution' then, should the system of today's pseudo-autonomies undergo in that evolution? -how should that be approached? 'The nature and course of human evolution' upon which this depends is manifest in what institutions survive and what others come to exist; it is identifying and relating that institutionalization in a scientifically integral whole that should be -properly, 'the basis of economic policy'.

[Each and every domain of human thought -mathematics, science, technology, religion, economics, whatever- resides in and is manifest as some aspect of 'configuration-space investment', thus, there is no basic or other difference between 'intellectual domains' except for specifics in statisticality. 'Specificity in/of domain', in other words -'area', nature and constitution- is solely a matter of evolutionary process reflecting 'primitive cerebration at the prohominid start', and (despite the logical integrity of science and mathematics) 'inconsistent and ambiguous knowledge (intuitives and idiomatics) for a thus-far still pecking-ordered mankind'. What is probable in this respect is that (eg) 'as religion ceases to exist except as vestige inherent an organism born in ignorance', economics too, will find new 'area, nature and course' thru displacement of its noumenalisms by 'the nature of human evolution' -a heuristically 'optimized' but phenomenologically-based 'well-being and viability of the organism whole'.]

There is inherent the human phenomenon then, a certain destiny that identifies an 'organism-whole of heuristically-knowledgeable man-and-his-government' significantly different from 'today's survival-of-the-fittest man ignorantly diasporating into the unknown'. -Some very good idea of that future can be projected today:

1 - There is a 'nature and course of human evolution' which effectively dictates (as 'inevitable anyhow') certain organism-whole properties and situations which 'earlier acceded (even foreseeable future), earlier benefit the organism-whole'.

2 - There is further, a System of Human Experience which identifies 'the issues and variables of thus-far man and his general institutionalization of them' in a way advancing that accession.

3 - It is possible therefore, to construct A Heuristic Government and Economic Policy (work in progress) 'optimizing those Issues and Variables (Part 3) in that evolutionary framework' -The Origins, Nature and Future of Social Security an example of such consideration.

The general problem here is that any endeavor in this direction must be understood for the 'initial conditions' of that endeavor as manifest in the widely disparate 'social fabric and economy' constitutions of nations today.

At this beginning of the twenty-first century, and for the past three hundred years as a matter of general socio/political evolution and 'virginal richness' of its resource/environment, it is The United States of America that has led the world at 'investment of the configuration space' and sets the standard of life-style-and-quality inherently developing from that. Given further 'the autonomy of nations in a relative democracy of nations of the world' (*3), this means that whatever that principal people (U.S.) learns about 'the nature and course of human evolution', it has little choice but to somehow or other HAVE to make its discoveries 'understood and manifest' thruout those autonomies -'lesser' constituencies of which of course, will only less so see it that way. It is the United States primarily then -other 'western' nations in one or other lesser accordance, that is stuck with (a) 'feeling its way into what the system can bear for the human-organism-whole' and (b) 'demonstrating that discovery to the ignorantly emulating nations of the world' by imposing an attrition internal to itself as (essentially) 'the only practical education available to that world democracy of ignorantly autonomous nations'.

Part 2
Evolutionary Framework Factors
The Nature and Course of Human Evolution -and Validity

The nature of human evolution is generally manifest as 'the nature of deliberative capability, an evolutionally hominid property that facilitates viability and progression(*4) by successively knowledgeable configuration-space investment' -and the course of human evolution then, is one of aristocratization(*5) in which (natural selection) 'the more viable one hominid strain, sub-species, generation et cetera is than another in some econiche, the more likely it is to supercede the other'. (The reader is cautioned against reading anything of Herbert Spencer's 'social Darwinism' into this, *6.)

There is, further, for every organism, a base-domain of specific requirements fundamental to its viability, requirements to differences thereof the organism must adapt to either out of circumstantially existing capability or by genetic change -or it dies(*7). For vertebrates in general, this base-domain consists of (a) some 'critically minimal' resource/environment of specific, physical constitution, (b) cerebrative capability for registering and assimilating applicable properties and relationships of that econiche (phenomenology) and (c) physical capability for operating viably within it, requirements that are typically associated with sex.

(*A) But for humans in particular -anthropological respect, it is deliberative capability that takes 'circumstance and small differences' in intelligence and physical capability into specialization -two eventually club-wielding hunters, for example, becoming a more efficient two of a flintstone toolmaker (perhaps even lame and blind) and a nimble marksman that 'better brings home the bacon'(*8). -What this identifies as inevitable (discussion below) is a reconstitution of operational hierarchization today from one of 'pecking-order-based values' (personal, factional et cetera) to one based on 'validity of endeavor or expression with respect to the nature and course of the evolving and progressing organism-whole' -the genetic-imperative-based 'well-being and viability of the organism-whole'.

Following next and discussed in following sub-sections are 'four evolutionary factors identifying the nature and course of human evolution and progression'.

1 - There is a genetic imperative intrinsic every viable or potentially viable organism -and therefore humans too, a property generally manifest (the organism surviving) in three successive, inhabitational stages of primary natural selection and econiche food-chain integration: diasporation, saturation and 'dynamic stabilization'.

Underlying all process furthermore, is (the fact of) physical process alone and none other, and therefore of rate-limitation, an influence on natural selection generally increasing with organism complexity -eventually human (discussed further, below).

2 - Econiche biology is compounded by several successively evolving, properties -sexual reproduction, bilateral body organization and warm-bloodedness among others, but by primitive cerebration in particular, with its inherent pecking-order and idlemind-time-and-occupation'.

3 - Human operational structure ('institutionalization', eventually) is determined by (a) the heuristics inherent of 'neonate ignorance and deliberative capability', (b) the vestigialization of pecking-order implicit that (organism-whole aristocratization), and (c) discrete modes of activity and occupation imposed by rate-limited process.

4 - 'Human well-being and viability' (therefore) is ultimately to be determined only by validity of energy expenditure towards that end as constrained by sustainable resource use -evaluable (thus-far human evolution and progression) out of the 'genetics -imperative and nature, of the organism' (above) and those 'discrete modes of human activity and occupation'.

['Sustainable Resource Use' is central to the developmental thrust of the following discussion and to this essay as a whole. A Note On The Nature and Constitution of 'Sustainable Resource Use'(*v) is a short characterization of that operational domain as developed herein.]


(-thesis restatement)
There is a genetic imperative intrinsic every viable or potentially viable organism, a property generally manifest (the organism surviving) in three successive, inhabitational stages of primary natural selection and econiche food-chain integration: diasporation, saturation and 'dynamic stabilization'.
Human genetic imperative cannot be identified without some very fundamental understanding of the nature of matter and evolutionary process. Following is such an 'axiom' and development.
It is 'in the nature of matter and time' that (1) there be discrete coalescence of some kind, that (2) certain such coalescences come to manifest 'a relative stability' with respect to material surrounding them, that (3) some such coalescences eventually manifest 'replication as inherent of such matter' in some such essentially specific environment, and that (4) some such coalescences 'reflect patterns of constitutional change in such physical domains'(*9).

-Developing upon this 'axiom' then (definitions)-

  • evolutionary process is that of generally discrete, physically-constitutional-to-constitutional change attaching a discrete coalescence or entity in (i) discrete physical domain or due to (ii) discrete change in such domain(*a). (Also see key words.)

  • evolution identifies the continuum of evolutionary processes associable 'the viability of such an organism in its econiche' -a continuum of necessarily antecedent, post-coalescent such 'evolutionary process' constitutions.

  • genetic imperative identifies 'the intrinsic disposition of a discrete organism to remain viable ('patterns', above) in a way discretely replicative and (therein) evolutionary of itself'(*b).
Implicit then, is 'the evolution of organisms and their econiches' and its inherent dynamics of natural selection and food-chain evolution:
There are typically three successive, inhabitational stages attaching a 'new organism surviving into an econiche' -diasporative: that of the new organism precipitating some 'essentially new' econiche-whole dynamic(*c); saturative: the organism overpopulating what the econiche can support of it, and -organism population receding, consequently- stable: manifesting 'the dynamic stability of classical, econiche biologies'. (-from The Unemployability Conjecture - Economics Note 3.)
-thus it is a fact of evolution that any two or more organisms may eventually bumper up against each other for whatever physical material they are 'genetic-imperative-driven to consume' -primary life-form hierarchization materialized as 'food chain'.

There are two 'human' aspects to this situation. First is the matter of our 'thus-far still-diasporative mode of econiche inhabitation' which means that 'well-being and viability under sustainable resource use' is very much a function of what we still-pecking-order-based (elaborated below) do to whole-earth potential as we approach saturation -'ignorant' use, in this respect, arguably 'pejorative'. Second is the matter of understanding that even as genetic imperative commits the most simple organism to its 'individual' viability, it commits it, evolutionally speaking, to the viability of the organism-whole -and that, with respect to the genetic imperatives of other organisms of the econiche, thus, given 'eventually sexual reproduction and hominid evolution' (below), there is no physical or non-physical 'specialness' of individual human being, congregation, people or autonomy today -or 'idiom' or philosophy, except as 'circumstantial the diasporation of an organism born in ignorance, still-pecking-order-based and new to the econiche' -except, that is, as may affect continuing organism-whole 'well-being and viability'(*6), above). -We are 'stuck', anthropologically speaking, with a genetic imperative of our 'organism-whole' selves and no choice but to 'optimize, eventually and inevitably, all aspects of government/economy with least respect to pecking-order (more below), and greatest respect to what the system can bear for that aristocratizing organism-whole'.

Arise, O pesky day, arise!
The peaceful cow, with flies to bother,
The dog his worms, the hen her lice,
And Man -Man his eternal brother.
-EB White

(-thesis restatement)

Econiche biology is compounded by several successively evolving, properties -sexual reproduction, bilateral body organization and warm-bloodedness among others, but by primitive cerebration in particular, with its inherent pecking-order and idlemind-time-and-occupation'.

Given evolution of genetic imperative as one aspect of food-chain mechanics (above), a second is identifiable by additionally evolving properties which generally increase the ways thru which various organisms successively affect those mechanics. Excluding 'deliberative capability' ('evolutionary factor' number 3, below), these properties are largely circumstantial in 'nature of operation', that is, their evolution and influence thruout organism 'diasporation, saturation and stabilization' are those of 'a machine that goes by itself: mindless in the absence of such as eventually human deliberative influence'.

The evolution of sexual reproduction generally served to improve the adaptability of organism-whole response to environmental factors over that of asexual. Adding to this 'further hierarchization in time', was the evolution of bipolar and bilateral body organization, with each its own successively higher-order nervous system and corresponding facility for response to the environment -vertebrate cerebrative capability eventually, and its 'cerebration of econiche relationals into well-being and viability'(*d). Thus in addition to 'elemental' food-chain hierarchization (above), there is one -intraspecies, of 'well-being and viability by successful relationals cerebration' -the 'cold-blooded vertebrate's essentially mechanical learning of 'what is edible', 'too high to reach' and 'not my operational medium', for example, thru to the eventually warm-blooded's 'collaborative' hunting and pecking-order by pain infliction or anticipation thereof. -Some individuals better at 'cerebrating relationals than others' then, there eventually develops an idlemind-time during which the vertebrate -warm-blooded in particular, either 'rests' or defaults, intrinsically, to 'occupying its idle-mind awakedness with discovery of the nature of itself and its configuration space'(*e).

[Classical econiches display a certain dynamic stability as species populations vary within some range of genetically-regulated food-chain interactions. Man, on the other hand, is not only the organism highest on the food-chain, but one of intellectual capabilities that avail him a unique straddle and manipulative power over ALL food-chains. The American, consequently -citizen or not, the rest of the world emulating- is a peculiarly consumption-oriented organism that 'only worsens otherwise more classical evolution of world/econiche-whole well-being and viability'. (-from Population, Development and Pollution ).]

For the prohominid, the advantage of cerebrative capability was much that of 'lesser' warm-bloodeds in that it furthered his evolution by 'collaborating' the mental and physical capabilities of two at the same time, each executing in its own rate-limited cerebro-physical domain -hunting for example. This is a very important aspect of 'hypothetical human evolution' in that had he not further evolved 'increasingly deliberative'(*f), he would not differ much from other vertebrates of 'local econiche influence, food-chain hierarchization and dynamic stability' -his idlemind-learning effectively bottomed-out by limited cerebrative capability. What we have in effect is an 'anthropoid ape' of hypothetical hominid who settles into 'the classical econiche dynamic stability of other (merely) cerebrating vertebrates and lesser life-forms' -chimpanzees, for example, are capable of much 'primitive deduction', but are essentially limited by 'increasingly difficult, successively higher-order cerebration'.

-Human evolution however, is not only one of 'deliberative capability' and therefore of a physical and intellectual encompass of all food-chains, but also still pecking-order-based and diasporative -'dynamic stability' still to come. 'In the absence of countering rationale', consequently, it is unlikely that variously destructive aspects of human consumption will be 'more practically deliberated' before pecking-order-based lifestyle-and-quality is determined (genetic imperative -destiny therein) to constitute 'a threat to human-organism-whole well-being and viability'. (See monographs Pecking Order, Competition, Institution, Government and Economic Policy and 'Sustainable Resource Use' and The Nature of Civilization and Government/Economy under Thus-far Human Evolution.)

(-thesis restatement)

Human operational structure ('institutionalization', eventually) is determined by (a) the heuristics inherent of 'neonate ignorance and deliberative capability', (b) the vestigialization of pecking-order implicit that (organism-whole aristocratization), and (c) discrete modes of activity and occupation imposed by rate-limited process.
Evolving deliberative capability, unlike 'limitedly cerebrative', eventually takes 'assimilation of the configuration-space' into deliberated activity and transportable knowledge(*g). Humans therefore develop capability for influence on the resource/environment -reificational, critically more complicated than that of 'mere cerebration', influence which ranges, for example, from that of 'the aborigine stable in his environment' (no longer the case) to that of the computerized stocktrader whose influence may be very significant, but whose involvement with the resource/environment is only most indirect(*h). -'Human well-being and viability' however, is ultimately to be determined by 'sustainable resource use' (below) and NOT by 'pecking-order and diasporatively cheap natural resources and labor'.

Following next are three observations in this 'aristocratizing' respect, that -inherent of human genetic imperative, are (i) 'an organism-whole commonality of mental and physical constitution and potential', (ii) 'the vestigialization of pecking-order and its influence in human affairs' and (iii) 'discrete modes of human activity and occupation' that (here) provide 'an aperture thru which it is possible to identify and evaluate validity in the matters of the human phenomenon and things human'.

Commonality of Human Mental and Physical Capability
Racial, ethnic, political, religious and ALL such 'differences in peoples' are artifacts of our still-diasporative evolution out of intrinsic ignorance and circumstance -anthropological, geological et cetera(*i). Such 'sub-speciation', nevertheless (genetic engineering, below) -mental and/or physical, is subject to the organism-whole evolution common of all organisms surviving into 'dynamic stability', thus, given elemental DNA mechanics and reproduction under 'miscegenation and deliberative learning' (aristocratization), what 'coalesces' into eventual dynamic stability is an organism-whole of essentially common mental and physical capability and potential where organism-whole genetic imperative, circumstance and knowledge thereof alone work into 'human best well-being and viability' and serve as a more proper basis for the discrete specializations, organizations and institutionalizations of evolving and progressing society and civilization (below).

(*B) [It is only a matter of time before some 'mathematically inclined student' goes on to some 'traditional' professorship of relatively fixed regimen/hours, but some other similarly inclined and capable student opts instead for TRASH-COLLECTING that 'no one wants to do' -but of more or less equal pay and fewer labor/hours and more 'free time for mathematics or other intellectual or life-style-and-quality interests' -a 'multistationality of occupation' therein.]

(*D - value and validity)
-Mankind's ideas of 'value' and 'class', consequently (thus-far civilization), are NOT 'evolutionally proper' criteria in 'the production distribution and consumption of goods and services' for what should be (and will inevitably become) validity of those items 'in the nature and course of human evolution'.

(dirigiste commitment to life-form)
Described here -and based on what is 'an integrally intelligible continuum of (a) evolutionary process, (b) the etiology of human-being and (c) the nature and course of human evolution under this geological time-frame' is what we may appreciate eventually as 'some organism-whole natural right and freedom of the individual to do his own thing' (occupation, life-style-and-quality et cetera) within some envelope of potential energy consumption (below) -but a 'freedom' in which 'there may be some dirigiste deliberation of what one must do for the organism-whole' regardless of how he feels about it personally.
['The earth dying', for example, may eventually bring man (genetic imperative) into some kind of 'eloi and morlocks' (HG Wells), 'insect colony' or other 'sub-speciation' -genetic engineering of which he is, in fact, capable, but that is beyond this 'H sapiens' scope. -Nor is this an appeal to socialism, communism or any other 'ism'.]

(*z) The Vestigialization of Pecking Order
'Organism-whole viability' is 'an intellectualization (human) regarding some particular life-form (general evolution) with respect to its configuration space'. It is, more specifically here, 'best knowledge accounting for evolution and etiology of human being' -The System of Human Experience. Pecking-order, in this respect, is an essentially warm-blooded property of complex genetics and response (genetic imperative) to circumstance. Pecking-order is also then, subsumed by such as this herein intellectual encompass and therefore deliberatively manipulable as a factor in human-organism-whole viability. 'Best well-being and viability under sustainable resource use' then, is also and ultimately to be determined by what knowledge there is available to determine validity with respect to that viability -entailing therefore, 'the vestigialization of any less knowledgeable or irrational such influence', a vestigialization, that is, of 'individual or other pecking-order-based values (ethnicity, philosophy et cetera) corruptive of validating process'. (See Pecking Order [et cetera] and Kernel Properties of The Hominid Organism.)

Consider the situation of two scientists resolving a problem -the two, equal in every physical and mental respect except for being at an impasse over 'the proper resolution' of some immediate problem -P, in this particular case, literally imposing his 'resolution' upon N. N reflects upon this however, and thereby observes P's 'pecking order' to have suddenly become 'part of the problem'; N, in other words, suddenly knows more about the overall situation than P, thus whether he goes along with P or not in this case, he has actually acquired more knowledge than N -to 'an eventual besting of Ns and their pecking orders'.
(-from Pecking Order, Competition, Institution, Government and Economic Policy)

[Anyone doubting this inherent progression from 'primitive belief to secularization to scientization' need look no further than the perversity of Dubya's Guantanamo.]

(*r) Modes of Human Activity and Occupation
Identified above was the inherency of deliberative capability to precipitate successively higher-orders of mental and physical activity and occupation. It was only a matter of time then, before rate-limitation and the organizational and organizable properties of matter were assimilated and evolved into what is now 'four modes of human-being institutionalized by nature, heuristic activity and knowledge with its inseparable of statisticality'(*g). They are identified here in 'economic' terms of this essay title from Unemployment and Economic Policy.
  • organism-sustenance related: the production and distribution of goods and services vital to the principal agent himself; of generally routine substance or nature.

  • intellectual (process) as, for example, product design, exploration/experiment, artistic 'creation', formal theorization (science, mathematics, technology et cetera -*j) and, most importantly, policy formulation and institutionalization -governmental or economic in particular.

-and two subsets of 'goods and services consumption'-

  • life-style-and-quality manifesting: what one does and/or 'surrounds' himself with when 'not earning' (not 'making a living' et cetera).

  • idle-minded -'having nothing to do' -none of the three above(*e).

[The occupation of 'most primitive man' was almost entirely that of 'organism sustenance related' -'trying to staying alive'. Now however, it is science-and-technology that continues to reduce the 'per_capita employment/labor required to sustain the organism' -which, further then, expands the primitively non-existing domains of (ii) intellectual and (iii) life-style-and-quality occupation, but most critically, that of 'idle-mind occupation'. 'Validity', consequently, is a matter of statisticality, of 'knowledge in the nature and course of human evolution and progression'. -All mankind is so much a product of 'hominid-being, essentially circumstantial process'(*k) however, that we have little idea, not to say knowledge, of 'how what we are and what we do fits into the infinite scheme of things'. -Regardless of what we think, 'the human phenomenon and things human' is, thus-far, very much a 'pecking-orderedly primitive thing' with respect to what it will be as mankind stabilizes into his whole-earth/econiche.]

We have, in these modes, the beginnings of a way in which 'An organism increasingly knowledgeable of the nature and constraints of its configuration space can (genetic imperative) optimize its well-being and viability under (inevitable) sustainable resource use', a way, that is, in which humans can determine -heuristically, a 'validity of energy consumption in keeping with the nature and course of evolution, everything from how one earns his keep -newborn and dying included, to 'how and thru what the idle mind disposes itself to'. (See Unemployment and Economic Policy.)


(-thesis restatement)
'Human well-being and viability' (therefore) is ultimately to be determined only by validity of energy expenditure towards that end as constrained by sustainable resource use -evaluable (thus-far human evolution and progression) out of the 'genetics -imperative and nature, of the organism' (above) and those 'discrete modes of human activity and occupation'.
If we can determine what 'the nature and course of human evolution' is -a heuristic process in 'genetic imperative and system constraints', then we may have criteria for distinguishing between what is consonant the course of human well-being and viability and what is 'pejorative' to it.

It is practical here to briefly recap, "Just exactly what kind of human-organism are we talking about? -and what kind of econiche/situation is that organism diasporating out of and dynamically stabilizing into?" before we engage 'sustainable resource use'-

1 - an organism of deliberative capability, a human organism, that is, of 'machine that goes by itself' genetic imperative, an organism increasingly assimilating the phenomenology of its configuration space and the etiology of its 'being' -inherent, therefore, a heuristic assimilation and determination of the nature and course of its continuing evolution and progression -and a supercession of elements NOT consonant that course -a 'vestigialization', therefore, 'of the pecking order, values and noumenalisms inherent the evolution of such an organism out of intrinsic ignorance'.

2 - a planet of relatively fixed astronomical properties (phenomenology, above) upon which has evolved a system of econiches distinguishable by time-frame, geology, climate and life-form inhabitation -the whole, a system of variously evolving, interactive econiches in transition from lifeless hot-planet stage to lifeless under essentially fixed but inevitably decreasing solar radiation.

3 - an evolving organism of genetic imperative, consequently, that increasingly deliberates and manipulates its affects on the system so as 'to optimize its best well-being and continuing viability' by minimizing energy loss (heuristically) to other than the principle of 'Best well-being and continuing organism-whole viability', a principle that, intrinsically, becomes 'increasingly obvious and subscribed with time' (-more expeditiously still with an understanding of the underlying phenomenology. :-)

-thus the deliberation and mechanization of 'human best well-being and viability' depends entirely upon how well we understand its dependence on sustainable resource use (-monograph 'Sustainable Resource Use' and The Nature of Civilization and Government/Economy under Thus-far Human Evolution).

There is a destiny in human genetic imperative, and its course (and end -'geological time-frame') will be determined by solar-system phenomenology. How that organism-whole ontogeny is manifest however -diasporative, saturative and 'stable'- depends only on how the organism-whole understands and approaches that destiny:
  • What is 'sustainable resource use'?
  • What is fundamental to human 'best well-being and viability'?
  • What is the nature of 'energy expenditure' relating the two?
  • What is the role of 'validity' with respect to this?

Sustainable Resource Use
-can refer only to what resources derive from (a) 'the planet as an econiche-system-whole of fixed solar radiation sustaining it' and (b) 'the heuristic determination of the dependence of human viability on it' (energy expenditure) -neither 'best' nor 'other', logically speaking. 'Sustainable resource use' then, clearly depends on how the organism, in whole or part, understands the phenomenology of the system with respect to resource use, with respect, that is, to evolutionary process, genetic imperative, 'base-domain requirements', 'inhabitational and occupational modes' and system-whole mechanics of what is a composite of 'subgroup people-and-econiche's of variously constituted circumstances, capabilities and requirements -geologic and other -'the world democracy of ignorantly autonomous nations'.

The Base-domain of Human Requirements
-tells us 'what mental and physical environment is fundamental (genetic imperative) to best well-being and viability'. It makes possible, further, the partitioning of that operational environment in a way identifiable with 'the four modes of activity and occupation'(above) -and therefore of 'environment which is NOT fundamental to best well-being and viability' -energy consumption (next) which detracts from 'organism-whole best well-being and viability'. Genetic imperative then, supercedingly drives 'a determination (heuristic) of optimal population size and constitution for optimal lifestyle-and-quality under evolving sustainable resource use' -least population, that is, but 'of constitution assuring best well-being for organism-whole viability'.

Energy Expenditure
Accounting for the complexity of 'the human phenomenon and things human' (even to 'idlemind-time-and-occupation'), it is possible to partition all energy consumption -active and passive (Appendix 2 -*o), into the four modes of human occupation and activity (above -*r).

Allowing, further, for the 'knowledgeable sophistication' entailed the analysis of energy consumption in that 'phenomenon and things', it is also possible to further partition that consumption into what is consonant the base-domain of human requirements and what is NOT -what 'may' be, rather, 'antithetical to best well-being and organism-whole viability'.

-identifies the propriety of energy expenditure with respect to 'the nature and course of human evolution and progression' -'base-domain human requirements manifest thru four modes of activity and occupation'. Thus each and every human endeavor can be evaluated not only for energy expenditure (an already existing facility, it should be noted), but for degree of propriety in addition, determinable thru those 'base-domain requirements' (*o --Appendix 2). What is or is not 'of value' then, and what that 'value' may be -institutionalizations of government and economic policy included, depends ultimately and only on knowledge of 'this nature and course of human evolution' -phenomenology, statisticality and heuristics included, and not on 'personal tastes and value beliefs' -most certainly NOT 'a matter of opinion'.

(*E)'As diasporative mankind moves toward stable', the substance and material of life-style-and-quality will increasingly reflect a deliberated skewing of 'pecking-order-based expression' out of 'cheap natural resources and labor' and into (intellectual) 'carrying capacity under sustainable resource use', thus there is little doubt, for example, that except for 'unforeseeable technological advances', the physically manifest home-and-garden of the 'well to do' today and his assurance of 'potential appreciation' thru some accordingly well-paying profession will NOT be maintainable thru 'cheap natural resources and labor'. This will force his occupation ('earning' time) from 'well-paying' activity to himself maintaining that home-and-garden (if he wants it) -which in turn reduces his potential for 'assuring care or maintenance thru purchased cheap natural resources and labor' (-this 'machine' goes by itself). -A greater and more encompassing aspect of this demographic life-style-and-quality problem will become more manifest as mankind approaches 'saturation skewed by early retirement, geriatric population and overpopulation in general, and by pollution and oil and water depletions likely attaching that.

What we have in the above is 'a phenomenological encompass of the nature and course of human evolution and progression complete to an inevitable destiny' the 'evolutionary framework factors' of which are (that)-
1 - 'Genetic imperative' identifies that property of the human organism that commits him -destiny, to an evolutionary aristocratization (anthropology) subject only to solar system mechanics.

2 - 'General organism evolution' tells us that regardless of the potential of our unique deliberative capability, our thus-far evolution is of a 'primitively diasporative stage and circumstantially pecking-order-based disposition'.

3 - 'Activity and occupation' identifies 'the singular evolution of deliberative capability down to an unambiguous understanding of its inherently heuristic institutionalizations and their statisticalities'.

4 - 'Sustainable resource use, energy expenditure and validity' identifies the mechanism eventually (and inevitably) to be incorporated 'human response to solar system mechanics' (1, above).

It is a course in which 'continuing lifestyle and the quality of life' depends solely on our organism-whole understanding of energy-consumption and our individual positions in it. What we can say in this respect is that we are of only a very early stage of 'aristocratization' -with likelihood of yet a huge lifestyle-and-quality 'depression' in the foreseeable future. Perhaps the best way of understanding where the above is taking us is to look at 'the human phenomenon and things human' today for what of it is 'inevitably to change', to look at the institutionalizations of our 'diasporatively pecking-ordered issues and variables' for what of them must inevitably change.

[The substance of the whole of Part 2 and subsection 4 in particular, "Evaluating Sustainable Resource Use: Energy Expenditure and Validity", is completely identified in the succession of six, short statements of Appendix 1 below, A Note On The Nature and Constitution of 'Sustainable Resource Use'(*v).]

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*1 - human evolutionary process: the process by which ... mankind's speciation and continuing progression has generally been manifest as 'successively higher-orders of deliberative capability' -essentially of 'increasing phenomenology and decreasing noumenalism'. (-from Arms Reduction and Global Reconstruction)
*2 - noumenalisms (from 'noumenon'): beliefs, ethics, 'preferences', cultural definitions: 'basic human rights and freedoms' etc; a god to 'contain' an unthinkable 'uncontained' (universe etc), and last but not least, questions and assertions generally posable, but axiomatically invalid to analysis or response. (-from Godel's Proof and The Human Condition.)
*3 - Re 'a democracy of nations' et cetera-
We are, first, individuals investing essentially quotidian, more or less 'autonomously personal' spaces in a hierarchy -generally pecking-ordered up, of cultural, societal, political and eventually governmental 'state' structures. 'Above' that however, and critically important, is the autonomy of individual nations of the world in that the mentality of each such is very much that of the still primitively-pecking-ordered human individual -therein, 'a democracy of ignorant nations. These arguments are developed further in three brief monographs -
Evolution, Autonomy and Aristocratization, Pecking Order, Government and Economic Policy and 'Sustainable Resource Use' and The Nature of Civilization and Government/Economy under Thus-far Human Evolution.
*4 -deliberative capability: a generally human property identifying '(a machine that goes by itself) potential for discovery increasing noetic aspects of the configuration space -evolving and/or increasing his knowledge -physical in particular, but intrinsically relational'. -This is, notably, one of the basic properties 'kernel' to hominid evolution, especially as eventually manifest in reificational process -'deliberating some particular heuristic process', for example-
-and, regarding progression-
It is the 'statistically reliable usefulness of explanation attaching a perceived phenomenon' (eg conjuring 'spirit' in fire, and 'soul' to inhabit live bodies but not dead) that constitutes and promotes progression -'knowledge, however erroneous in fine'- and it is progression in turn that operates to increase the integrity of 'knowledge'. Progression here means generally continuing evolutionary process reflecting natural-selection, 'survival-of-the-fittest and pecking-order' with or without apparent genetic mutation, but even as may be influenced or modified by 'heritage' of some kind -primitive tools and techniques onward into eventually civilizational advances thru technology and science.
(-both excerpts from
The System of Human Experience.)
As to the use and/or meaning of 'the nature and course of human evolution' versus 'progression', this depends on time-frame applicability: 'organism-whole anthropological/evolutionary' as phenomenologically different from (versus) 'societal/civilizational' -the two, otherwise, 'texturally' one-and-the-same in 'continuing investment of the configuration space'.
*5 - aristocratization (and viability) -meant here in complete distinction (and repudiation) of its classical, socio/political definition is an evolutionary property based in biology and anthropology: the evolutionary process by which ... mankind's speciation and continuing progression has generally been manifest as successively higher-orders of deliberative capability -essentially of 'increasing phenomenology and decreasing noumenalism'. (-from Arms Reduction and Global Reconstruction)
The supercessions of mankind -one genus or strain of hominids by another, false starts and dead branches included, is characterizable as an 'aristocratization' in that each such hominid is 'increasing-potentially capable of manifesting a more phenomenologically knowledgeable viability ... -a more sophisticated life-style-and-quality. In this respect, 'aristocratization' naturally entails 'an optimization of its physiological constitution and viability under what the system can bear' as, ultimately, an only way of 'optimizing life-style-and-quality'. -Thus despite having no way of knowing how life-style-and-quality might be 'better constituted' than thru (present example) 'materiality', to some aristocratization it will forever be 'increasingly and heuristically determined by knowledge -and what materiality develops from that'. (-from Kernel Properties of The Hominid Organism)
*6 - In complete misfurthering of Darwin's 'natural selection', Herbert Spencer argued ('social Darwinism') that social, financial, intellectual, ethnic, religious or other such 'success' did, de_facto, constitute 'natural selection'. Darwin stated, rather, that natural selection was a general evolutionary process with respect to econiche dynamics. That a Hitler, for example, might have precipitated some kind of 'Spencerian success' has more to do with ignorance and 'human values' than with Darwin's natural selection.
*7 - The Base Domain of Human Requirements (appendix to Unemployment and Economic Policy) identifies 'base domain of human requirements' as it continues to evolve from that of a 'primitively cerebrative vertebrate' to that of 'an intrinsically aristocratizing mankind' -the dynamic succession, essentially, of prohominid and hominid appurtenances developing out of 'configuration-space investment' and vital to mankind in that evolution and progression.
*8 - The beginnings of barter, a clearly 'deliberated' property, are easily identifiable in the very primitively cerebrated 'this banana for sexual favors' (and reverse) of apes -and an asexual 'this banana for that apple' inherently follows that. -Add pecking order, and LO! -we have government and economy! (-from Economics and The Human Condition - Economics Note 2.)
*9 - [All life-form] development comprises a succession of factors and mechanisms operating under various state-table subsets many of which are common to life in general. The genome then, is a system of state-tables unique to the development and course-of-life of a species-specific organism, one identifying -dynamic thruout, an envelope of potential development, morphology, functionality and progression (toggling) within another envelope (resource/environment) intrinsic the evolution of that particular genome and critical, consequently, to its life-form-specific development (-to, in human-kind, ... one's 'individuality and its specificity of mental and physical faculties' out of the pool of organism-whole potential faculties). (-from The System of Human Experience.)
*a - We tend to identify evolution (or evolutionary process) as a succession of 'advancing' supercessional advantages, but it is, rather, a succession of accommodations or adaptations in which the continuum is one of constitution-to-constitution change which may be either 'forward' or 'backward'.
*b - Genetic imperative may exist in the absence of metabolic life -desiccated tardigrades and 'cryogenized' organisms, for example, are only 'potentially viable' in the absence of the environment genetically required to support metabolism. -Much of this 'nature of evolution' material -differentiation et cetera, is covered in The System of Human Experience.
*c - 'The disporative aspect of this new-human-organism process' (and much of the Introduction section), (i) 'the four modes of activity and occupation' and (ii) validity in 'the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services' are primary material of Unemployment and Economic Policy) and its introductory Economics Note 1, Evolution, Autonomy and Aristocratization.
*d - regarding relationals, 'cerebration' et cetera-
There is a primitive cerebration common to all vertebrates in that all have (varying in degree with genome complexity ... a facility for 'assimilating primitive econiche constituency and interrelationships into correspondingly primitive, more or less mechanically cerebratable patterns of response or affect'. All vertebrates, consequently, have something of a 'cold-blooded', basic and genetic or taxonomic personality (eg of fishes, lizard and snakes) reflected in how they respond (mechanically) to what is ('learnable' to be) 'edible', 'too high to reach', 'not my operational medium' et cetera -of little cerebration in relationals and consequently little influence of pecking-order in their viability and procreation. (-from
The System of Human Experience)
*e - 'the configuration space', 'cerebrative capability', 'relationals', 'idlemind-time' et cetera are discussed in detail in Kernel Properties of The Hominid Organism and The System of Human Experience.
As to 'idlemind-time' in particular-
There is nothing 'naturally ready-and-present' to occupy 'the unoccupied mind' other than what experience has caused, precipitated or ... registrable and registered there... [T]he 'idle-mind state' is the state of potential occupation 'out' of which deliberative capability operates. It is thus, the physicality of circumstance, situation and the 'idlemind-state' in particular and alone that underlie the 'freedom of choice'... The 'idlemind state' in this respect, goes unappreciated for the fact of its transiency -that it is occupied immediately by anything from 'physiologically internal' to whatever situation circumstance happens to present... (-from Kernel Properties of The Hominid Organism .)
*f - Anthropological evidence of tool-making tells us that 'deliberable influence' was a property of many hominids very much earlier than Neanderthal, hominids who do not even appear to have been predecessors of ours.
*g - transportability, statisticality, phenomenology et cetera-
phenomenology is that of 'system particulars' [...], and it is transportable only if it has a representational or symbolic mapping '1-to-1 consistent and unambiguous the mapper's knowledge', that is, without hermeneutics of any kind. Phenomenology may include for example -and at all levels of abstraction, such property/concepts as finiteness and infinity, serial-and-cross-hierarchization (in the broadest sense), state-table and 'machine that goes by itself' mechanisms (next), and most importantly, statisticality to qualify the probabilistic interrelationships of all elements of the system and its space with each other for intrinsic incompleteness of 'axioms'. -Phenomenology, in other words, is either transportable or it is not phenomenology. (-from
The System of Human Experience.)
*h - computerized stocktrading:
Purpose in 'earning one's keep' by computerized stocktrading is, quite simply, minimizing one's sustenance-related activity with the more 'esoteric' purpose of maximizing autocracy of life-style-and-quality -'having whatever time and money necessary to do what one feels like doing when he feels like doing it' -necessarily, therein, as little 'work' (clearly undesirable) possible. Whatever (stock) makes money, consequently, 'works', regardless of validity -'substance' irrelevant. Computerized stock-trading, in effect, is 'the highest form of classically aristocratic -and primitive, freeloading' -sucking on the system, but 'What the system, ultimately and only a matter of time, will not bear'. -And worse, this freeloader will do anything within law constraints (not uncommonly 'without') to secure and 'advance' that modus operandi/vivendi. (-from
Unemployment and Economic Policy.)
*i - In April 1998, The Atlantic Monthly published EO Wilson's misnamed The Biological Basis of Morality where, contrary to what the title suggests -a validation of 'moral principles', essay substance is more properly that of The Biological Basis and Etiology of the Existence of Morality' -that is, preclusive of 'principles' (any) and their 'propriety'. This 'subtlety' is of the greatest importance in that it identifies the manifest preponderance of material lacking fundamental forensic integrity in human communication -dogged interminably, therefore, with 'further clarification'. (-from The Matter of Forensic Integrity.)
*j - Fermat's Last Theorem provides an interesting example-
1 - Fermat 'inchoately perceiving the substance of his Last Theorem' was a distinctly new-to-human experience (configuration-space investment) -an observation (deliberative capability) that he had yet to 'assimilate and intellectualize' in some way before it became institutionalized as 'before-and-after-proof items of routine consideration' (next).
2 - 'Proving the theorem', on the other hand -despite the process being initially intellectual, was essentially 'non-new-to-human routine' in that it entailed only 'the right combination of mathematicians and time' -institutionalization largely encompassed by transportably specifiable evolutionary process and human physiology, anthropology et cetera.

*k - hominid-being: mankind ... 'essentially burdened by spiritual and other beliefs' as opposed to 'operating more or less heuristically out of the phenomenology discovered of his space'. (-from Arms Reduction and Global Reconstruction)

A Note On The Nature and Constitution of 'Sustainable Resource Use'
Appendix 1

1 - The human organism is an evolutionary function of the physical properties of matter.

2 - Knowledge regarding 'the human phenomenon and things human' (then) is knowledge in the nature and constitution of the organism and its configuration space -the natural and physical sciences.

3 - 'The nature and course of human evolution and progression' (then) is a function of 'how' -self-reflexively, 'the human phenomenon and things human' develops and affects the ecological properties of that space -geological time-frame therein.

4 - 'The nature and course of human evolution and progression' also depends then, on how that 'nature and course' is evaluated and manipulated with respect to, and as affects, the organism-whole in its continuation as an evolving and progressing species -depends, that is, on the nature and constitution of 'things human', and the mechanisms and appurtenances thru which that and 'the human phenomenon' are manifest: (a) 'lifestyle and the quality of life', and (b) government/economy thru which that is manifested.

5 - 'The nature and course of human evolution and progression' (then) is a dynamic function of how lifestyle-and-quality 'expression' affects and is permitted to affect geological time-frame thru affect on the resource/environment -in which, further then, because genetic imperative must operate, deliberative capability cannot but be 'left' to operate in whatever extant constitution of resource/environment.

6 - In that (a) how the organism operates affects geological time-frame and (b) the organism has 'no choice but to successively optimize its viability therein' then, the organism also has 'no choice' but to successively subordinate 'the human phenomenon and things human' to '(best) sustainable resource use' where that depends, dynamically and heuristically, only on how humanity incorporates that inevitability -genetic imperative the driver, organism viability the cause, and science the basis and agency of that inevitable dirigiste heurism exhausting whatever geological time-frame it can maximize.

Energy and the Nature and Use of the Resource/Environment
Appendix 2

There is ('geological time-frame' -*l) a fixed-nature resource/environment which, in one part or another, 'this organism of deliberative capability' either (a) has as already used or (b) may opt to use. This constitutes two domains of institutionalized resource/environment use -the, first, manifestly passive, and the second, actively manifesting. Mankind is destined, furthermore (genetic imperative), 'to optimize use in best well-being and organism-whole viability' -which entails, therefore (a) an analysis and assimilation of 'how' that resource/environment has been used and (b) a validation (heuristic) of how it is to be used. In that there have been expenditures or uses 'we can do little about' in this respect (sealed trash dumps and abandoned autos, for example -*m), the only matter of importance here is situations that 'we can do something about'. Their institutionalization is identifiable then, as 'the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services' -and the substance of each is 'the nature and use of resource/environment as either passively or actively institutionalized'.

'Passive material' is (a) what some 'agency of ownership or possession' -the individual, business, government et cetera(*n), has 'earned or developed and holds manifest' -'properly or improperly', legally or illegally -the energy-expended substance and material of 'optable expression or purpose' therefore, and (b) 'the body of capabilities and powers of expression, purpose or appreciation that energy-expended experience, work, education, codification et cetera have provided it'.

'Active expenditure' is what that 'agency of ownership or possession' actively does -resource/environment active engagement, to (a) bring that passive substance/material into existence and maintain it, or to (b) 'execute purpose' or 'assure or opt time for expression' -'in-process' energy-expenditure, for example, for (a) 'wine and home-and-garden' and its 'being' (personal, here) which one 'buys' from others, and for (b) the optable time for 'drinking that wine and appreciating that home-and-garden'.

-one actively 'works' for passive 'substance' he can actively 'enjoy'.

(-continuing with individual resource/environment expenditure then-)
The first domain is that of the energy-expended material/substance that serves potential purpose or expression -the processed-and-manifest material of (a) food, clothing, dwelling, disport, health, wealth(*p) et cetera' and (b) reificational substance and capability: one's registered and potentially functional 'education, knowledge and disposition' -which therefore includes (the factuality) of 'expression-earning employment and time'(*q) and all mental, physical or other institutionalizations or 'states of being' that attach them, as for example (the fact of) 'manifest personal friendships, stock dividends and amenable government' (-prisoners, clearly, have virtually nothing such).

The second domain is that of the mental and physical activity that one is engaged in (or engages) -legal, illegal, and directly or indirectly et cetera, to 'assure' (a) existence and availability of passive material and (b) optable time for expression -thus one works, begs or studies, for example, to 'assure (purchase?) taking care of things' in some way because if he does not he must either reduce the mass of 'passive material/substance to be kept optable' or he must maintain it himself with accordingly reduced 'optable time for expression' -overall life-style-and-quality expression 'degrading' either way(*s) (-more of which below).

The importance of this distinction develops from how we use or abuse the resource/environment in meeting 'sustainable resource use': one can do nothing about 'manifestly existing passive material' -except perhaps to put it to 'more efficient use', but mankind will indeed 'do something' about 'active' energy expenditure in the development of passive-domain material because genetic imperative commits us to the viability of an organism-whole regardless of what we think or do -we will, that is, inevitably end-up determining validity of active energy expenditure in favor of that viability -'value' irrelevant, whether we like it or not(*t). Demographics will change, therefore, in certain predictable ways as mankind progresses into 'dynamic econiche stability'; it is a matter, simply, of validating the existence of passive material before expending energy to make it manifest under 'inevitably diminishing cheap natural resources and labor', a successively intellectual manipulation of successively intellectual material -dirigiste heurism(*u) in 'best well-being and viability for some least organism-whole subject best-sustainable resource use' [-think about it].

*l - The influence of mankind on the resource/environment of his world-whole/econiche, as opposed to 'things we can do nothing about' -geological and climatic, is discussed in Global Warming and Other 'Geological Time-frame Factors of Economic Importance' (Economics Note 7).
*m - 'The nature and use of the resource/environment' encompasses 'sealed trash dumps and abandoned autos' nevertheless, by fact of 'potential' usefulness -the first for at least gas generation and the second for recoverable metals.
*n - Business of any kind (and therefore government or any 'purposeful enterprise') is such an agency in that (a) it has 'energy-expended resource/environment' about it (or it wouldn't exist), and (b) one has to actively 'expend energy' at the business (and the government, to 'collect taxes and govern') or its 'optable expression or purpose' ceases to exist.
*p - Wealth is energy-expended passive material in that it is 'optably spendable for (eg) life-style-and-quality expression' -all government thus-far, in fact, having 'indentured its constituency to make it good'.
*q - Regarding 'the factuality of expression-earning employment and time': there can be no 'lifestyle and the quality of life' to speak of without activity of some kind to (a) 'make manifest the substance/material of optable expression' and (b) 'assure optable time for expression'; such assurance, therefore, is itself an element of this passive first domain of life-style-and-quality.
*s - In 'properly evolutionary terms', active energy expenditure predates and precedes passive in that passive grows out of active; they are reversed here to facilitate discussion.
*t - All thus-far government and economy reflects some intuitive, idiomatic or noumenalistic aspect of 'what value means to the individual' which, therefore, has little to do with the 'validity' critical of the organism-whole here. The difference between the two and the supercession of value by validity is developed in Unemployment and Economic Policy.
*u - Dirigiste heurism is that form of government which incorporates 'the discovered phenomenology of the configuration space' (science and mathematics) and 'codifies' that phenomenon of discovery in such a way (government) as to provide for its own heuristic restructuring as a function of the implicit (genetic imperative) 'best well-being and viability of the organism-whole'. (-from A Word on Dirigiste Heurism, Appendix to Part 3 of 'The Nature and Course of Human Evolution as The Basis of Economic Policy'.)