Sunday, June 29, 2014

Wrong Response, Too Late ..... Story Of The Last 70 Years?

   (Commentary posted by Roger Erickson.)

Vietnam War


Is this our story of the last 70 years?
Too little feedback is gathered - or listened to - too late,
.. so what little we hear is mis-analyzed, too late, by too few Central Planners,
.... so our policy acts are too late, and mal-adaptive?

So what do WE the people DO about this state of the disunion?
Not enough voters are hearing that question, often enough.

Why is it so difficult to listen equally to all of us ..... all of the time?

We've trained most intelligent people to pursue small personal gains from systemic inefficiencies ... instead of just fixing them and benefitting indirectly from the awesome returns on coordination.

That is NOT how social species thrive. What we're doing now is a historical aberration. I sincerely hope we survive our present selves. Why even bother putting ourselves through this?
Iraq crisis: John Kerry's search for moderates is five years late (hat tip Chuck Spinney)
The US Secretary of State talks of 'pushing back' against Isis – but who will do this pushing? 
[Just the MICC? And more business as usual?]


Clonal said...

Roger, another article for you - THE UNITED STATES OF CRUELTY

Quote:We are cheap. We are suspicious. We will shoot first. It does not have to be this way. Like Lincoln before us, it is time to do something about it.

Tom Hickey said...

Continuously the right solution to the wrong problem.

Roger Erickson said...

Thanks Clonal, a timely message.

We've been saying for years that the current challenge is to get at least 10% of the population to discuss this question.

We need new methods.