Regarding this section of your essay: "While we only use the word “cybernetics” in passing, we are making a cybernetic argument. We need government institutions that can come up with reasonable representations of complex problems involving both economics and security, take actions that look to solve those problems, and have feedback loops that allow policy makers to revise those actions when they turn out to have unexpected consequences"

any book recommendations? Specifically how this sort of cybernetics was studied by policy makers in past governments in either the U.S. or other countries?

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A good place e to start is with the pandemic and the supply chains issues.

We were once the arsenal of democracy and have let that wither away. Do we even make boots for our army here anymore? Microchips that are vital to us come from one source, Taiwan!

Place to begin is what is vital to us, how much do we make in country? If none to low the answer is to increase to level in a crisis that will meet a certain level.

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Why not a few suggestions of what some of those partial solutions might be.

I'd guess that one would be tariffs on imports from China of strategic inputs and strengthening trade ties with EBC (everybody But China), such as a new TPP and a FTA with the EU?

Subsidies to technologies aiming at substituting for net CO2 emitting technologies shold be given in proportion to the CO2 emissions avoided, (until we have tax on net CO2emissions) not the cost of building the technology?

Plain vanilla pro growth policies like low deficits (ideally obtained by progressive consumption taxes) merit-based immigration and anti-NAMBY ism in urban development and zero CO2 infrastructure? development.

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