Monthly Archives: November 2015

Available Ambiguity and Arguable Ambivalence

The republican form of government, for example, operates with an available ambiguity. In the first order, there is an election process, and although the legitimacy of being elected is to represent the electors, there is an ambiguity, which cannot be … Continue reading

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Yielding to the Public Menace

Yielding to the probability of “the risk” isn’t always obvious, but we feel the angst, nonetheless. Essentially that is what Hobbes said. We “sense” the difference between right and wrong–what Thomas Paine called “Common Sense.” The more power the king … Continue reading

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The Emergent Property and the Probability of Success

From Feudalism to Futility? Historically, we have progressed, emerging from feudalism to realize the utility of self-determination, haven’t we? Instead of pillaging and plundering, we now add supply to meet demand. It is an on-demand existence that expands the opportunity … Continue reading

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Minding the Master

Recently, we heard about little people being the “mastermind” of dastardly deeds. The Paris attacks were “masterminded” by rank-and-file terrorists, properly identified by President Obama as psychopathic killers. There is measurable angst in “the little people” having real, measurable power … Continue reading

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Federalism

Success of the Commons “Tragedy of the commons” is the more familiar argument when it comes to measuring the public good, which is a measure of gaming (testing) the level of tolerance. It is not readily apparent, but the tragedy … Continue reading

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Unacceptable Amounts of Harm

The level of tolerance is a diplomatic measure. It is politics. Tolerance is tested to the point of being unacceptable. The responses can be graduated or flexible. If the opponent is not likely to yield to your demands until a … Continue reading

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Anxious About the Futures

The angst infers an inherent purpose to life. We naturally intend to reduce the angst, which is a function of avoiding the risk. Look at, for example, current diplomatic efforts to control the risk (reduce the angst) caused by extremist, … Continue reading

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