Last week I was on a panel with Nassim Taleb talking about his new book, Antifragile. I was on very, very briefly (there were 6 other panelsits, and two hosts–not nearly enough time to have a good dialogue). I asked Taleb how government could pass more anti-fragile laws that did merely react to the most recent disaster (Black Swan), but rather be resillient to the next disaster. His answer, echoing what he wrote in his book, was to be more like Switzerland, and have a more decentralized system of government, that should be bottom up, rather than top down. He did note that this was how America originally was.