A society is built one exchange at a time. Once Gold made its entrance, society became a giant Lego world that was ever-changing at ever-greater speeds and with ever-more complexity.
If a part of it toppled, construction would continue without pause, yet with an adjustment to the form because of the collapse. Each point of the construction would be the perfect representation of knowledge – as it was then known. Each toppling would add to the infinity of knowledge and to the perfection of the construction.
In this manner societies become ever more perfect. Unless and until that is, an artificial order is imposed from above that begins to regulate what the market can and cannot do. From that point it becomes ever less perfect; ever more unstable due to the diminishment of truth – real time market information.
Society can be described as a benign maelstrom. It was always and everywhere constructed by people; a bottom-up endeavour. Our current nation states with their rigid hierarchal structures are the nemesis of society. Only one can be dominant; either there is centralised, top down control enforcing a destructively rigid structure, or there is a situation of positive turmoil decided by each person and business acting in their own best interests on a moment-by-moment basis.
One situation is volitional and positive and enhances human and societal survival prospects; the other is dark and violent and destructive of both the individual and, eventually, the nation state itself. The nation state is a synthetic behemoth that defies not only human dignity and freedom, but also nature.
The denial of nature at the level of the individual can sometimes produce miraculous results, and sometimes disaster; in a nation state it can only produce eventual catastrophe. The more violence employed to delay the inevitable, the more catastrophic the denouement. Government is the anti-society.