Monday, October 17, 2011

Complexity in Laws

I've been really enjoying Friedman's History of American Law and discovering all the experiments, problems, and resolutions the country has adopted over the decades. It's probably a surprise to many people that many of the problems we're experiencing today with Banks and Wall Street are just one of the many times this has happened. Different solutions have been proposed over time, often involving getting rid of all the lawyers and making everything simple to understand.

That process of things getting complicated and the issues it poses for fixing it started to fascinate me. It has been discussed at length by various sources and you can find dozens of proposed to solutions. I decided to use my experiences with a particularly complex game to just illustrate the how and why of complexity with laws.

It just getting people to accept the very notion that nothing is simple with large rule systems is a start.

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