The census is a classic example of fateful conceit. It is said that we need the census for the state to build flats, give pensions, run kindergartens. But should the state do this at all? What are the consequences?
Censuses need demographers, sociologists, statisticians, politicians. They need it to plan a population or anti-population policy, to build or demolish kindergartens, schools and hospitals, to create or abolish new subsidies to support minorities and local cultures, to plan retirement and even to reform pensions themselves. The pension reform, on the other hand, will look like a politician setting some general parameters (such as 3% of mandatory savings) based on some data (such as the census), because that is good for a large proportion of people.
But that's all a typical example of fateful conceit not only politicians, but large groups of statisticians, demographers, sociologists and others who see the Census as necessary. They exalt themselves above all for the money of all in the immense pride of their knowledge and knowledge, and claim that they know and know better what is good for others.
The cornerstone of Census absurdity is fragmented knowledge. Why do we need a census?
It is said that municipalities need to know the data from the census in order to plan housing policy, school policy and more. Demographers turn to demographic research and so on.
Each individual has their specific knowledge, preferences. Many of these preferences and knowledge cannot even be verbally transferred, they are only needed in our minds. This knowledge and preferences they change every moment, they are valid only in their time and specific place.
Today's society is made up of a huge group of people. Each person has their own specific knowledge, they have their own specific preferences. An individual does not have to know his preferences and knowledge in advance - he can only know them when he shows his knowledge or preferences. Every moment all this knowledge and preferences change. It is an infinite number of infinitely ongoing processes.
In other words, today's society works so complicated that it cannot be recognized as a whole. It is not possible to gather all the knowledge and preferences, and even if it succeeds, it will the summary already collected at the moment is invalid. And that's exactly what the Census does.
All data that the CZSO obtains thanks to the Census are thus data ex post: these are data that were valid until the moment of addition, not from the moment of addition. They are aggregateswhich no longer applies, simply because time passes and time changes everything.
Making a housing policy or building a kindergarten based on the Census data is about the same as driving a car by looking exclusively in the rearview mirror. The census is needed for exactly the same planning that failed under the previous regime.
If today's society is so complex, the only way to control it is to simplify it, make it primitive. For example, as it was sometimes in the Stone Age or earlier. Today's society cannot be governed in its complexity by a central plan. This applies to rolls, ice cream, cars, as well as apartments, schools, education and pensions. The only thing we will achieve by implementing the central plan is that society (group of individuals) will simplify to adapt to the plan. The present is not made up of the norms that apply now, but standards that have applied in the past.
If people in coupon privatization entrust their coupons to a small group of people because they "don't know what to do", it is consequence of previous over-regulation (centrally controlled economies), not the current "unregulated".
So how does society manage? How is it even possible that such a complex structure somehow works? The answer is clear the answer is the market.
Better a market than a plan
The market is an environment of voluntary cooperation - individuals in it voluntarily exchange what they have and what they attribute lower value to what they want and what they attribute more value to. The result of that cooperation is the goods and services we demand. Market it is thus also the environment in which they are coordinated that individual knowledge and preferences into the structures that create goods and services. In other words, no one knows how to make a pencil. Nobody knows the whole process of its production - how to harvest wood, how to make a sawmill for logging, how to make a car or a ship to transport timber, how to build a factory… there is not one person in the world who knows the whole process needed to make a pencil. However, there are people who can make a saw. People who can build a building, people who can build a building. People who can design a car… and so on.
He who controls this market is consumer. Anyone who wants to buy a pencil de facto says how to use an incredible amount of resources. It is precisely and only he who makes the primary decisions, precisely on the basis of those preferences and individual knowledge.
The market is thus naturally coordinated over time. No matter what time horizon we choose, the market is able to coordinate in it to meet specific human needs. So, of course, he is capable create enough places in schools and kindergartens, depending on how many there will be or will not be children and does not need any census. The same applies to hospitals, pensions and, for example, rolls. There is no difference.
If an error occurs in the market, it is always primarily the result of state intervention. The state is the only one that can use power, coercion in the system of voluntary cooperation. Is so means of fateful conceit.
What is the pride of all those Census scientists and supporters? They claim that they have the right to take my money, to finance their needs for it, and to force me (which is also financed by my money) to meet their needs. They make me a whore. By the way, from you too. Welcome to the club.
In other words, they make us slaves who have to pay them so that we don't have to "do well" to them.
They consider their knowledge and needs, their work so elevated above all others, that they think they can use violence to force us into their own experiment. They think they know better than we do what we want. That they know better than we do what we want. They consider us complete idiots who would be without them work, without statistics, did not know what to do for their retirement, what to do with their children and how to raise them, they think we do not know which culture we want or do not want. They consider us small children, when they are parents, when only by their "scientific approach" can they do us better than ourselves, plan life.
They make us exactly those primitive, simple fools. They have to, or they wouldn't be able to plan. The simplification of society as a whole is a direct consequence of planning. The census is thus one of the pernicious tools of stupidity. Let's get rid of him.