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Posted: May 20, 2020 - 3:20pm


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Posted: May 12, 2020 - 6:06am

 miamizsun wrote:
and this nugget sounds great (i'll read a few more times and let you know if i change my mind)

Contrary to popular belief, particularly prevalent in superficially stable (pre-pandemic) liberal democracies, government is an exercise in engineering and competence—not morality. What COVD-19 has demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt is how poorly engineered many governments are—and how easily that can manifest as abject incompetence in the face of a real crisis. This is not because their employees are immoral (necessarily; they may be immoral as well). They do not have the wrong ideas about how to govern. “Don’t let millions die in a pandemic,” is an idea all would get behind. They have the wrong incentives, responsibilities, capabilities, and competencies.

 
And preceding that:

 

“The division in politics can be summarized as between

+ Embedded, complexity-minded, multiscale/fractal localists (politics as an ecology/complex adaptive system)

+ Abstract one-dimensional universalists & monoculturalists (politics as a top-down engineering project)”

 

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Posted: May 12, 2020 - 5:33am

and this nugget sounds great (i'll read a few more times and let you know if i change my mind)

Contrary to popular belief, particularly prevalent in superficially stable (pre-pandemic) liberal democracies, government is an exercise in engineering and competence—not morality. What COVD-19 has demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt is how poorly engineered many governments are—and how easily that can manifest as abject incompetence in the face of a real crisis. This is not because their employees are immoral (necessarily; they may be immoral as well). They do not have the wrong ideas about how to govern. “Don’t let millions die in a pandemic,” is an idea all would get behind. They have the wrong incentives, responsibilities, capabilities, and competencies.
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Posted: May 12, 2020 - 5:11am

Democrats need to learn experts aren’t always right

Republicans need to learn experts aren’t always wrong

Libertarians need to learn that a state can succeed

Progressives need to learn that a state can fail

~ some guy on the internet
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Posted: Feb 7, 2020 - 9:38am


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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 - 11:32am

from the El Paso Herald, Texas, September 27, 1929

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Posted: Jun 8, 2019 - 12:07am

sheesh
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Posted: Jun 7, 2019 - 11:46pm



 buddy wrote:
I got nothin'.
 

Oh really?
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Posted: Jun 3, 2019 - 5:40pm

I got nothin'.
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Posted: May 14, 2019 - 12:20pm


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Posted: Jan 13, 2018 - 11:16pm

Eat more collards
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Posted: Jan 13, 2018 - 10:51pm

Don't believe the hype
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Posted: Jan 13, 2018 - 8:55am

 SeriousLee wrote:

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand."
Pardon me, but I'll take a person with solutions and cures any day- you just keep your warm and tender hands to yourself. (From my daughter's FB)



 




lol You have a wise daughter!
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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 1:16pm

 miamizsun wrote:


in my world i believe i can do both

of course that may depend on the circumstances

i like to think i'm special  {#Lol}
{#Sunny}

 
{#Lol}
Long day for me. (Long week too) The rum is settling in just fine. {#Cheers}
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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 5:08am

 SeriousLee wrote:

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand."

Pardon me, but I'll take a person with solutions and cures any day- you just keep your warm and tender hands to yourself. (From my daughter's FB)

 

in my world i believe i can do both

of course that may depend on the circumstances

i like to think i'm special  {#Lol}
{#Sunny}
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Posted: Jan 12, 2018 - 1:54am

"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand."
Pardon me, but I'll take a person with solutions and cures any day- you just keep your warm and tender hands to yourself. (From my daughter's FB)


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Posted: Mar 8, 2017 - 12:11pm

ross 1
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Posted: Jun 28, 2016 - 9:10am

Blasts
"A man with a short memory needs long legs."
from a bizarre, prohibitionist, religious collection called "Blasts" From The Ram's Horn, ca. 1902.
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