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culture

Big Ideas: Cultivating Curiosity

If intellectual curiosity was nurtured, cultivated, allowed to grow wild and free upon the fertile soils of this grand experiment that is our shared history, where might we all be?  Innovation is celebrated but is everywhere suffocated by a culture of convention and conformity.

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culture

Creativity and Innovation versus Institutional Intransigence

Radically divergent (or convergent) approaches face uphill battles against an entrenched intellectual intransigence and institutional conservatism.

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culture

Continuity, Circularity and Aspirational Completeness

It doesn’t actually matter from within a labyrinth of reflections that all that is being seen is an endless repetition of sameness and continuity: it only takes a pair of mirrors to emulate infinity.

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politics

Austerity Measures

The longer-term and more expensive consequences of wielding political ideology as an economic solution are rarely acknowledged…

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politics

Fear Factor: Damocles

The central problem in this professional mismatch of politicians with their roles is that playing the game of being elected or rising to positions of power is fundamentally not the same thing as actually playing the game of governing well…