Category Archives: Politics

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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Remembering Lawrence King

On the national annual Day of Silence, students observe a vow of silence to bring attention to bullying and harassment of LGBT students. This year’s Day of Silence — 25 April, 2008 — will be dedicated to the memory of … 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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Friedrich Engels — “Suppose I want to change things? Then what?”

One day when he was just six years old, Friedrich Engels, the son of a prosperous textile manufacturer, was given a tour of his father’s factory. The young Engels was profoundly disturbed by the awful working conditions with which the … 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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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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Is that what will come? or will we have BPR?

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more, please see my page The Hyperforum on Sustainability. You certainly gave me a good installment on what I asked for. But, of course, you raise some questions. … Continue reading

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Democracies, Jeffersonian and otherwise

Note: this was posted in 1997 to an early internet experiment. For more of my posts, please see The Hyperforum on Sustainability. I have found several of Bruce’s contributions moving in their somewhat elegiac but yet unwavering belief in democracy. … Continue reading

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