Recursive Governance

May 2018

The role of an larger body is to divert resources for the good of the entire body and not just parts of the body. These initiatives are ones which are not profitable for the individuals of the organization to invest in themselves but will contribute to the long term success of those individuals. The organization must resist the lobbying of the individuals for benefits for themselves at the cost of the overall success of all the organization in the longer term. To do so, the organization must have an reliable and accurate way to evaluate and simulate the outcomes of certain decisions to a greater capacity than the individuals. It can then rebalance the incentives for the individuals to encourage success on a longer term scale than would be achieved without.