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Econophysics: The Goldstone Theorem and Weightless Bozos

I have been refreshing myself on the theory of Higgs bosons and the Goldstone theorem, which may have greater applicability than was previously thought.

The Goldstone theorem says that if you have a Lagrangian with a continuous global symmetry that is spontaneously broken by the ground state of the system, then there must exist particles called massless bosons.

Perhaps this explains what’s going on in the country. The continuous symmetry is the invariance of policy. The ground state of the government gets determined randomly by the population at each election, but no matter who gets elected, things don’t really change, hence the invariance.

The resultant bosons with zero weight are the people in the administration.

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