Bottom up organization beats top down control Does anyone really think that politics is working;aside from those in power and behind it? Living in peace and harmony is a more natural condition than that we experience in today's conflict-driven world. We are community animals with built-in empathy, organizing best from the bottom up. The most essential and reliable features of our culture arose without top-down planning by a state that has one basic objective; to stay in power. The State Is Out of Date reassures us that politics is not even the primary game in town, though it may sometimes look like the only one. This is a book for those anyone who wonders why politics isn't working and what would. "e;Chaos theory"e; offers an alternative to government: things self-organizing into working and stable systems, inexplicably organized from the bottom up. We see the consequences that top down control and regulation has had upon our food chain, the health of the nation and its citizens, the liabilities of corporations, our personal security, and the next generation's education. They're not doing a very good job. What can we do? Where can we go from here?The State Is Out of Dateputs us on the right track by pointing peacefully forward rather than backwards. It is a political manifesto that advocates self-selecting organization over centralized government, common sense over the status quo.