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66. What will be the dominant ideologies of the 21st Century?

The 20th Cen­tury revolved polit­i­cally around com­pet­ing inter­pre­ta­tions of Cap­i­tal­ism, Com­mu­nism, Social­ism and Fas­cism. These are all ways to orga­nize the lives of peo­ple on a large scale. Are real alter­na­tives or new inter­pre­ta­tions likely to emerge in the chal­leng­ing years … Con­tinue read­ing

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62. Economic Complexity and the Engine of Psychology

Con­text: The essay con­sid­ers eco­nom­ics as a psy­cho­log­i­cal phe­nom­e­non with the char­ac­ter­is­tics of a com­plex dynamic sys­tem. It is an ini­tial and some­what play­ful explo­ration, not a math­e­mat­i­cal paper on sys­tems the­ory. The orig­i­nal con­text was a dis­cus­sion group back­ground … Con­tinue read­ing

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61. Ethical Behaviour is Harder for the Rich

Con­text: The mate­rial here com­prises dis­cus­sion points and some ref­er­ence links for a diverse group of peo­ple in Bris­bane, Aus­tralia, who fancy them­selves as “gen­tle thinkers”, and who meet from time to time to talk things over. All kinds of … Con­tinue read­ing

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60. The Democracy Problem

Con­text: The mate­rial here com­prises dis­cus­sion points and some ref­er­ence links for a diverse group of peo­ple in Bris­bane, Aus­tralia, who fancy them­selves as “gen­tle thinkers”, and who meet from time to time to talk things over. All kinds of … Con­tinue read­ing

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52. Performance-Linked Micro-Tariffs

The let­ter fol­low­ing was addressed to Prime Min­is­ter Keat­ing, 8 July 1995, and later posted on my web­site (http://thormay.net/politics/politic5.html). The reply to me from a min­der was what you might expect: vapid. Nev­er­the­less the points out­lined remain ger­mane to any Aus­tralian … Con­tinue read­ing

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28. The Case for Favoritism

Imag­ine the per­fect mer­i­toc­racy. Now think again. In our per­fect mer­i­toc­racy prizes go to the most able, the most wor­thy, the best … But who is to decide the most able, wor­thy or best ? A fair sys­tem you say, … Con­tinue read­ing

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