Category Archives: Politics

World government or something else

Is the world government the solution to Earth’s woes? [ 17/November/21 ] Like many others here – no – a singular government is always more problem than solution – for a vast array of reasons. What is required is cooperation … Continue reading

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Covid comments on local community facebook group

[ /October/21 ] Freedom is only ever survivable if it comes with responsibility. Total freedom – no restraints at all, necessarily destroys all structure. Every level of complexity requires sets of constraints. The trick in all cases is working out, … Continue reading

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Chaos and sides

When the whole world is in complete chaos, whose side are you on? [ 28/October/21 ] The question appears to be an oversimplification. Chaos and order appear to be extremes on a spectrum. The reality in which we exist seems … Continue reading

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Utility of ideas

Is society some form of domestication we as humans imposed on ourselves? We made these rules and expect each other to follow them without asking why. Are good and bad really just artificial concepts because they’re based on different perspectives? … Continue reading

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Consilience Project primer

Daniel S’s facebook post on A first attempt at making simple explainer videos for the long-form Consilience Project articles Democracy and the Epistemic Commons – videoDemocracy and the Epistemic Commons [ 6/October/21 ] I kind of like both the original … Continue reading

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Environment and government

I’m all for making world environmentally friendly, but why is my skepticism unwarranted about government getting involved and swinging huge government projects and budgets when they have record of mismanagement & can’t solve simpler social issues? [ 2/October/21 ] The … Continue reading

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday warned that the world is on the edge of an abyss and moving in the wrong direction. “I am here to sound the alarm: The world must wake up. “Is he being realistic?

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday warned that the world is on the edge of an abyss and moving in the wrong direction. “I am here to sound the alarm: The world must wake up. “Is he being realistic? [ … Continue reading

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Response to 3 Waters reform post

Response to Chris Milne’s 3 waters post [ 21/September/21 ] Central control is never a stable solution when faced with fundamental complexity and diversity. What is required is cooperation and support between diverse sets of agents. Cooperation is nothing like … Continue reading

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Why is the world still suffering from covid-19?

Why the world still suffering from covid-19? [ 2/September/21 ] The real answer is really complex, and probably the biggest single contributor to the mix is that the interests of money do not place a high value on self aware … Continue reading

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Who is the most reliable leader in the world to help overcome the crisis of the pandemic?

Who is the most reliable leader in the world to help overcome the crisis of the pandemic? [ 26/August/21 I upvoted Neal King’s response, Gabrielle Stuart responded to that with a set of outlandish claims.] What reliable evidence do you … Continue reading

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