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What is the difference between the competing conceptions of globalization?

What is the difference between the competing conceptions of globalization? [ 21/August/21 ] There are a vast array of conceptions about globalization, and it is kind of useful to put them in three major categories, and there are some significant … Continue reading

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on freedom and wealth

Facebook – Dirk Shared a paragraph from 1931 on freedom and wealth [ 4/August/21 “You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for … Continue reading

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Why does every communist social system fail? The human race is gene coded for domination, exploration, and inequality. Is that’s why this round of humankind cannot ever do any better than capitalism?

Why does every communist social system fail? The human race is gene coded for domination, exploration, and inequality. Is that’s why this round of humankind cannot ever do any better than capitalism? [ 3/August/21 ] The question is just so … Continue reading

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World Government

How would the world be different with a one world government? [ 26/June/21 ] What does one mean by government? If one means a set of systems created in order to maintain those boundaries that are in fact necessary for … Continue reading

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Is socialism the only path forward for mankind?

Is socialism the only path forward for mankind? [ 23/May/21 ] Depends how you define socialism. If you define it as the ownership of all property by the community as a whole, then no – that is not a viable … Continue reading

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Is Marxism making a comeback thanks to ideals around climate change and sustainability?

Is Marxism making a comeback thanks to ideals around climate change and sustainability? [ 4/May/21 ] Marx was well ahead of most of his contemporaries in understanding some of the key drivers of economics, but his models were overly simplistic, … Continue reading

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Is competition the only way to organize nature?

Is competition the only way to organize nature? Why must nature work so unethically as we can witness even in this ant war? [ 27/April/21 ] Simple answer – No. And nature is not simple. So simple answers tend to … Continue reading

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Social responsibility on the government alone?

Does every societal responsibility, to build schools, give jobs, etc., fall on the government alone? [ 4/Mar/21 ] No. At every level of complexity, cooperation is required for survival. The huge issue for cooperation is that na├»ve cooperation is always … Continue reading

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Lifeboat discussion on The Biggest Threats To Human Existence

[ 26/Jan/21 Facebook – Lifeboat Foundation] The list given of “The Biggest Threats To Human Existence” seems to me to be a very strange mix of categories. Nuclear war Bioengineered pandemic Artificial Intelligence Nanotechnology Extraterrestial Super volcanoes Food supply Weather … Continue reading

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Quora – How do I address global inequality?

How do I address global inequality? [ 18/Jan/21 ] As others have noted, the problem is not inequality – that is a given – real complexity contains diversity – always. The problem is insufficiency – NOT inequality. Giving everyone what … Continue reading

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