Theory and Method of Perpetual Improvement

Theory and Method of Perpetual Improvement
The next stage in political and economic progress

Meliorism Explained

When you adopt an ideology or partisan identity (or adherence to any idealized system of thought), logic and reason stops serving as a useful tool for discovery of true knowledge and a mechanism to improve the world around us, and instead, becomes a tool for reinforcing the initial assumptions and pre-determined conclusions of that rigidly inflexible system of thought. Reinforcing that worldview is the primary goal, not promoting solutions and advancement.

Ideologues and partisans constantly attack those of other ideological and party affiliations, however, they cannot do so meaningfully without embracing one of two conclusions. The first possible one being that they repudiate ideology and partisan division categorically as a useful mechanism to improve society which means they would have to jettison their own ideological and partisan assumptions and pre-determined conclusions. And, whereas that is typically untenable for any ideologue or partisan, the only other option is prove that one ideology or party is in possession of a monopoly of truth and all of the others are flawed and because this is impossible, the discourse degrades into what we witness everyday in America’s current political dialogue.

In the past two hundred years, we have witnessed various civilizations with vastly different geographies, ethnicities, cultures, and inherited institutions consciously embrace a unifying theme of improvement, progress and advancement which is why the world has create more prosperity and well-being during that time and lifted more people out of poverty than in the rest of human history combined. If we want to continue that level of success and remain on the pathway of ascent, it is essential that we meaningfully improve the way that we currently make political and economic decisions.

The Synthesis Perspective:  Not left, not right, not somewhere in between, but empoweringly upward.

The focus on perpetual improvement is vastly different than a focus on ideology, partisan tribalism or special interests. The process is well known and widely understood, but cannot become the dominant form of thinking because of these obstacles.