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The new world order thought is interesting, would you care to elaborate?
The most successful oligarchy in history was probably the Most Serene Republic of Venice. It is probably useful to review its history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Venice#Government
The histories of the Dutch East India Company, British East India Company, and British South Africa Company may also be of interest.

VOC once owned Indonesia. EIC once owned India and China. Hawaii. Central America. Lot's of interesting places with interestingly tangled histories.
Those companies focused primarily on extraction. They utilized military power and slavery. They (like many American corporate giants) focused on greed, self-aggrandizement, and indifference to the suffering of others.

By focusing instead, hyper-rationally, on development and value realization, where might BRK/G3 end up?

My point is that if the BRK model a) really is better and b) can be extended as a distributed network, then where does it stop? I don't necessarily see a limitation*. If we are in the 3rd inning, what do the 5th and 7th innings look like?

And I suggest it would be really stupid to ever sell the stock of such an oligarchy. Why give up a birthright?


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*OK, the speed of light is a bit of a limitation, but that's more of a 9th inning issue.
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