So the other day, someone reading my post on ‘the matrix effect’ said, ok: how do we make a policy of limiting global population growth actually work in practice? Do we have a world government that can help us to set these policies? And this made me rethink the issue of ‘world government.’ What would an ideal world government look like, anyway?
So a couple of points to start:
1) A world government must have some federalism built in. I am a believer in small countries being semi sovereign, to the extent possible. I have seen, from travelling and living in a lot of countries, that people in smaller countries (i.e., with low populations, thus including Canada) are on the whole happier. Why is this? (more…)