by Charles Hugh Smith
Of Two Minds
Dishonesty wasn’t really a solution, it was simply easier.
Scale-invariant refers to a dynamic that functions equally well on the micro-level as it does on the macro-level. (The scientific definition is: “scale invariance is a feature of objects or laws that do not change if scales of length, energy, or other variables, are multiplied by a common factor.”)
Accounting is scale-invariant. If a household has fewer assets than liabilities, it is insolvent. If a $10 billion company has fewer assets than liabilities, it is insolvent.
Human emotions also have scale-invariant features, as we all share the same wetware / genetic heritage / naturally selected default settings and capabilities.