as a first step, i would like to know what you guys think about a confederacy vs a federation. It seems to me like de-centralization is a step away from large government which no one here is a fan of and yet a conferderation does not have the trappings of anarchy human nature wise or pramatically either.
i don't have a lot of background or experience with confederations, and of course the US is a federation, but if an analogy can be made between a country and a corporation, then i'd say it a confederation can work and has many, many positive benefits (faster decisions, closer connections, less bureaucracy, more accountability closer to the issues, and a more homogenous culture, which some consider beneficial). but then they realize that they might benefit (save money, use fewer people, inject fresh ideas, that kind of thing) from centralizing some of it's services. i guess this is where it becomes a federation. and then after a while it becomes cumbersome to deal with all that and they decide to split again. and it all seems to go round and round and back and forth. maybe what we need is to split apart and gain strength and then come back together and mix it up again? a floating federal confederation. either way conflict will occur, either the states against the federation or the confederations against each other.