Definition (Fundamental Principle of Neighborliness). The Fundamental Principle of Neighborliness (FPN) states that real material wealth, generally measured in units of emergy, flows always from a richer neighbor toward a poorer neighbor if at all. However, in the case of a fractal government, a weak world federation at the highest level of such a government would be needed principally to ameliorate disparities in the extent to which mineral resources have been distributed geographically about the globe by Nature. The wealth or poverty of a group of people ought not to depend upon the portion of Earth settled, according to happenstance, by their ancestors. In a natural economy, just as in other natural systems, flow occurs from greater concentration toward lesser concentration.