Monday, November 12, 2012

Isaac Asimov - Foundation Series - Revelation of the Method of Statism

I just finished the 3rd book in Asimov's Foundation Series.  What a thrill!  Here is an author who has written literally hundreds of books and articles spanning fiction and non-fiction.  In the first three books of this series there seems to be no lack of imagination in the fusing of a truly immersive world of interplanetary politics, spaceship battles, plot twists, futuristic technology and romance.  Overall these stories are delightfully entertaining.  It does fall upon my critical nature however to point out the fallacious premises by which Asimov has constructed this technocratic future world.  Being the free marketeer that I am it seems only fitting I blurt out the most obvious fallacy immediately.

Government brought order to a universe of chaos.