Minimax Utopia

The Global Village Construction Set pushes a lot of my buttons.

The heterodox economist in me understands that the many flaws in economic theory include the failure to understand that efficient systems are necessarily fragile systems, and that the quality of growth matters more than the quantity of growth.
[anti-revolutionary utopianism] No matter how well-meaning they may sound, every last advocate of universal ethics is a wannabe dictator at heart. Every one.
My minimax utopia is the smallest possible community that is large enough to have a division of labor that precludes me from performing any kind of manual labor.
[farm vs fight]