America is a fertile country for organic growth to create miraculous results -- economically, culturally, intellectually, technologically, spiritually and organizationally.
From the BusinessDictionary we get this --
Organizational structure characterized by (1) Flatness: communications and interactions are horizontal, (2) Low specialization: knowledge resides wherever it is most useful, and (3) Decentralization: great deal of formal and informal participation in decision making. Organic organizations are comparatively more complex and harder to form, but are highly adaptable, flexible, and more suitable where external environment is rapidly changing and is unpredictable. Also called open organizations, they are contrasted with mechanistic organizations.
Mechanical, centralized organization of states is causing widespread economic destruction. China's mixture of mechanical social control and organic economic activity is working for the present, but it's at risk of failure in the future if the people ever grow weary of being used, with little reward, as cogs to support the structure which allows organic economic growth. In order for organic growth to work long term, people have to be free and government power has to be limited.
Organic economic growth doesn't call for anarchy -- there must be stable rules which protect individuals from coercion, but once the framework of fairness is set, organic growth can take place as information flows to where it's needed and efforts are guided by supply and demand. Organic economic growth is an intelligent, complex process which no committee of experts and managers can comprehend, much less manage.
Most people in America have been trained to think in terms of mechanical, managed growth, but herein lies the problem -- our economy and our needs have become too complex for central management. Europe is on the cusp of collapse because they've arrogantly assumed technocrats have the ability to manage their economy and institute programs of equality and fairness. They've blindly and arrogantly violated every economic law known to man, and America is following the same route of arrogance.
In our world of technological and cultural change, we need an organic system which is flexible and adaptive, and people operating in the system need to be freed to apply intelligence where intelligence is needed -- skills and intelligence need to be broadly applied, rather than wasted through protected specialization. In the present healthcare argument, for instance, no one is pushing for relaxation of licensing laws so that skills and intelligence can be applied where needed at lower costs and more efficient results. In an organic, decentralized healthcare system, flexibility and adaptibilty could resolve a lot of our problems with improvement of delivery and information management. PAs and RNs can provide services which now have to be delivered by high-cost physicians -- burdensome regulations and centralized management prevent an organic approach to create an intelligent, responsive system. Regulations and mechanical, centralized management prevent an organic development of solutions to insurance arangements and payment for services by blocking innovation and competition at the point of delivery where fexibility and adaptibility are sorely needed.
But, it's not just healthcare, it's throughout our economy where organic organization is needed. We call this organic system of organization the free market, but we've lost faith in a free market due to the perverse devolution of capitalism into state/corporate enmeshment and cronyism. What the State has done to our economy is not an inevitable result of growth and complexity, it's a refusal to admit incompetence when challenged with complexity. The State solution to deal with complexity has been to manage harder and regulate more, but this has created corruption, as powerful special interests have bought their way in to the mechanical, statist solutions. In an orgnic system, the rent-seekers, dependents and crooks would be weeded out, because they have nothing to offer, and the rules would find their actions in violation of fairness, unfit for an intelligent system.
If America can allow a free market to function with stable rules as the framework to work within, we will see the whole world stampeding here to invest in the future, then they will follow and we'll have healthy global competiton which will bring third world countries to prosperity and independence rather than ruin through dependency, ruthless dictatorships and welfare schemes.
If you watched the Healthcare Summit, just take a minute to think about all the millions of individual, economic transactions going on as the summit was being held, think about the individuals involved in the summit, then ask if it makes sense that these people can competently manage the complexity of our economy. When you stop laughing, or shaking in terror, ask yourself if you'd rather trust people freey working together at all the individual points in a giant, complex system to make the best decisions for each interaction and transaction, all based on stable rules of fairness to weed out fraud, theft and any other forms of coercion -- people freely trading and working out each decision in fairness, based on the best information available. We do this all the time, and we get by just fine, so let's not continue to allow the State to gradually take these decisions away so that bureacrats manage and dictate what we need.
Like the people in Greece, you might like the goodies the State hands out in order to manage your lives, but when the goodies are gone, you'll be left with nothing but mechanical, statist management.