Capitalism operates under a set of Linear Principles based on the Balance Sheet. This is an extreme reduction of complex interactions. The Balance Sheet assumes that whatever is unknown, or beyond the tangible self-interest of its controlling parties, may be simply left out of consideration. Only what they have found to be of value is considered worthy of measure. The focus is on the accumulation of a particular kind of value/power. We suffer as a result. Tradition and acceptable innovation both tend to stay within these narrow parameters of inquiry.