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The economy system and entropy minimization

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This RePEc Biblio topic is edited by Yuri Fyodar Maksimenko Sr.. It was first published on 2013-04-12 00:37:02 and last updated on 2017-04-30 13:56:53.

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It's a well known idea that while any closed physical system inevitably moves towards the state of maximum entropy some rare subsystems inside it are developing in the opposite direction - towards the state of minimum entropy. It pertains to living organisms and economy in particular. We often see that the distribution of wealth in societies gets very uneven despite the moral imperative but we do not feel it as the minimization of entropy. Nevertheless it is so because the distribution of wealth becomes more certain. True, the subsequent social discord will bring about new uncertainty but this rise of entropy will be later. Minimization of entropy is the governing law of economy and the rise of entropy is its side effect. Permanent wars (which inherently are forceful distribution of resources) also happen to minimize the entropy. And various kinds of revolution are nothing else than the ways of entropy minimization. Ultimately any economy produces knowledge, i.e. some certainty which diminishes the entropy. Due to this nature of the entropy law the relevant literature is very difficult to be discerned because the words of the literature may not evoke the proper associations. But the perspicuous reader shall see. The main difficulty consists in understanding the models of entropy derived from analogies suggested by different authors. Though the analogies are true their matching the natural object is not full and the opinions of different authors may seem contradictory but it is not so. It is just different views.

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