This is supposedly from a powerpoint presentation  (HT: Drudge ) to US Army Generals to help them make sense of Afghanistan. But relabel it and it could be anything. It could be our health care system after ObamaCare is put in place. Or our current health care system with all its distortions. Or the connections between people making a pencil. In the latter case, it works even though we don’t understand it. In the other examples, it’s a mess because someone is actually arrogant enough to think he can actually control such a complex process and set of relationships.