Tag Archives: cooperation

Overview – Vote for Ted Howard – Kaikoura Electorate

If you look hare at the many things I have written, you will find some consistent themes. My prime values have not changed: 1/ Individual life – mine and everyone else’s. 2/ Individual liberty – and that has to come … Continue reading

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Quora – The fundamental economic problem is scarcity. Why?

The fundamental economic problem is scarcity. Why? [ 24/8/20 ] What definition are you using of economic? Is it one that focuses on the management of the “household” of planet earth, or one that concentrates purely on market values. Scarcity … Continue reading

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A Facebook post by Ngaio on Marchers protesting lockdown in Auckland

[ 24/8/20 Facebook post by Ngaio on Marchers protesting lockdown in Auckland] I have no issue with people holding and expressing alternative views. I do have an issue with people doing things that put other people’s lives at risk. Risk … Continue reading

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Quora – Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else?

Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else? [ 18/8/20 ] No. It is cooperate or perish. We either wake up to the mathematical and logical reality that all new levels of complexity require new levels of … Continue reading

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Dave Snowden’s Article – It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be

It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be [ 17/8/20 In response to Dave’s post above] Predator prey relationships are not the only sort of relationship possible. Complexity demands cooperation. A predator that eats all its prey … Continue reading

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Quora – Seeing that nothing will slow or stop climate change, is it better that humans decided to give up and try alternate methods to prevent the Earth from climate change or move to a different planet?

Seeing that nothing will slow or stop climate change, is it better that humans decided to give up and try alternate methods to prevent the Earth from climate change or move to a different planet? [ 8/8/20 ] Climate change … Continue reading

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Quora – Which things do you want to change in your society?

Which things do you want to change in your society? [ 8/8/20 ] I want everyone to be taught, and to understand that money is a very useful tool in a limited set of contexts, but is a very poor … Continue reading

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Quora – Can anyone state the common problem human society is facing currently?

Can anyone state the common problem human society is facing currently? [ 7/8/20 ] There isn’t one singular problem – there are many classes of problems – likely always will be. Probably the single biggest issue for humanity is a … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Tell a New Story About Coronavirus—Our Lives Depend on It

A facebook post referring to It’s Time to Tell a New Story About Coronavirus—Our Lives Depend on It [ 4/8/20 ] Some truth in it, but not enough. New Zealand has eliminated the virus, by the very simple expedient of … Continue reading

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Quora – How would you define your own humanity or your own sense of what it is to be ‘human’?

How would you define your own humanity or your own sense of what it is to be ‘human’? [ 3/8/20 ] Asking a system to define itself is always going to fail – complexity does not work that way. I … Continue reading

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