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culture

Ego and Empire

I find myself endlessly amazed that we have not yet grown past the Age of Empire and Ego…

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culture

Uncertainty

Do you ever get the feeling that no one really ever knows what they are doing ?

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culture

Online: Political Polarisation ?

The fault, as it goes, lies not in the stars but in ourselves…

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Complexity

Economics, Beyond Politics ?

We are still collectively attempting to build economic perpetual-motion engines of constant growth when the tools for building resilient emergent complexities into a potentially organic financial ecosystem already exist within our shared scientific and technical, conceptual vocabularies…

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politics

Isolationism

Manufactured populist caricatures and jingoistic isolationist slogans translate into simplistic policy declarations which represent classically “head-in-the-sand”, short-term, not particularly intelligent and effectively selfish political thinking…

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culture

Culture Vulture: Cannibalising Reality

…where political expediency or sheer information volumes have created an environment in which a notional truth might just as well be selected based upon the extent to which it supports an ideological bias as it may be selected on the grounds of a falsifiable basis in fact…

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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…

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media politics Psychology

Hate Speech: Caveat Emptor

Context: Hate on the Rise After Trump’s Election. It is no surprise, really, that hate crime has surged.  As a far-flung observer of these events it has always been apparent (because it has always been the case) that politicians who do not cautiously vet their own words and public statements can let loose all manner […]