More Freedom Means More Uncertainty

Planning and control are good things, but their opposites, strategy and freedom, are also good things. The complementary opposites of Sun Tzu's strategy balance each other. It is wrong to think of them as good against evil. We need areas of control in order to design and build things. Large areas of control, such as corporations, a necessary to build large, complicated things. This planning and control only becomes oppressive when its opposite, freedom and strategy, are suppressed. That suppression leads to stagnation and increasing frustration. In areas where chaos is natural and necessary, such as marketplaces, people long for stability and control, but the only way you can promise stability is to destroy competition, which is results in destroying the freedom that is the source of all true progress and which cannot be planned or controlled.