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Poking around this morning a few gems. As we think of the need for global approaches to global problems in the context of the nation-states held over from the Treaty of Westphalia, From Wiki
Cameralism as a science is closely connected with the development of bureaucracy in the early modern period because it was a method aimed at increasing the efficiency of cameralists – not only referring to the academics devoted to the science but to those employed in the Kammer, the state administration. Cameralism was associated with the early modern term oeconomics, which had a broader meaning than the modern term economics as it entailed the stewardship of households, both public, private and by extension the state itself. Thus, oeconomics was a broader domain in which the investigation of nature merged seamlessly with concerns for material and moral well-being, in which the inter-dependence of urban and rural productivity was appreciated and stewarded, in which "improvement" was simultaneously directed toward increasing the yields of agriculture, manufacturing and social responsibility.
and From Aristotle via Schabas, Margaret, The Natural Origins Of Economics.
While Aristotle remains one of the earliest known writers on economic topics, the most fundamental economic assertion that he bequeathed to the scholarly
world is to be found in his treatise On the Heavens, where he maintains that
nature does nothing in vain. In a sense, this is the most essentially economic
claim that one can make: nature is fully efficient. There are no superfluous entities or processes.
These are hints we need to find on how the future can be different.