Category Archives: Healthy communities

Punishing politicians

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more, please see my page The Hyperforum on Sustainability. The ideas in the paper you link to are certainly interesting and deserve thought. A note, though. You say, “Similarly, … Continue reading

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(Unhealthy) capitalists and slugs

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more, please see my page The Hyperforum on Sustainability. Beautifully put! I think of these insatiable capitalists in the same way I do about the slugs that infest … Continue reading

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Well said

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more, please see my page The Hyperforum on Sustainability. Great comments! “It is time for someone to step forward and point out that the two views that Bruce … Continue reading

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Local viability and long-term self destruction

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more, please see my page The Hyperforum on Sustainability. When you say that “Unrestrained competitive markets in laissez-faire political system are good at efficiency and innovation, but bad … Continue reading

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Democracy is not just a town meeting but a structured artifact

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more, please see my page The Hyperforum on Sustainability. Thanks for the examples and amplification. Another example, classic in its ambiguity, is the seniority system that used to … Continue reading

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John Ruskin: “You must either make a tool of the creature, or a man of him”

Self Portrait by John Ruskin John Ruskin had some typically heterodox thoughts on perfection that go well beyond the usual — and often excellent — thought that “the perfect is the enemy of the good.” . . . no good … Continue reading

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Did I miss the point? Do we need to change? Or What?

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more, please see my page The Hyperforum on Sustainability. As I reread your note and my response in the cold light of morning, it seems to me I … Continue reading

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