Tenet: Altruistic Self-interest
Tenets are beliefs and assumptions that are processed (synthesized, atomized) into durable sciences and technologies. The relevant economic tenet that drives us to increase knowledge liquidity is altruistic self-interest: self-preservation through the investment in others. A byproduct of complex systems is that no subsystem or component will independently produce the evolutionary adaptation and innovation required for that individual component to survive. No individual node in a graph or person in society will be a self-sufficient, independent silo-island. The human body, adapted to the cycles of the solar system (top-down), must endure a higher and higher opportunity costs, the deeper the expertise and the more complex the evolutionary adaptation and innovation. So, although you might invent the critical medication required for humanity’s survival, you will not have had the time to also invent the information technology required to conduct the medical research and development.