Economics is a pure science. Sometimes we may not like the trendlines that clearly emerge, like lower wages or inability to have a budget surplus in spite of being at full employment with numbers we are told that are awesome. Optimize to Zero looks at the purist elements of operations and how they impact practical economics systems in a world that no longer needs guestimates or excess of any kind. If we fire everyone because we can, does that resulting system work on a practical level. Isn’t leadership part optimizing result as well as the micro of systems optimization? Optimize to Zero looks at working systems like a company that has wages and benefits that might be slightly more than could exist in a truly optimized system, but also whether such small excesses make better working systems of capitalism that are sustainable.