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well, we'd have to go far to be dafter than thinking we can continue to overdraw every resource on the planet indefinitely (as our dominant economic gurus, to date, blithely assume).

so what do you think is coming next then?  it's easy to snipe at someone else's crystal ball.  what do Colman's Own Bespoke Blend of tea leaves say?

... and why is it, I wonder, that other people's opinions are always "ideology," whereas one's own are just reasonably informed opinion based on the sum of one's reading and one's worldly experience?  :-)

The difference between theory and practise in practise ...

by DeAnander (de_at_daclarke_dot_org) on Thu Apr 15th, 2010 at 10:41:55 AM EST
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I don't have a clue what's coming. I'm not as clever as you: the more I know, the less I find I can predict the future.

My crystal ball shows "System complex, future uncertain".

I'm beginning to think that a nice neat view of how the future should be is a prerequisite to having  a nice neat view of how it will be.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Apr 15th, 2010 at 11:26:56 AM EST
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Amen, brother.

I would add:

"System complex, in Extremistan mode, future twice uncertain"

by t-------------- on Thu Apr 15th, 2010 at 12:26:33 PM EST
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I'm beginning to think that a nice neat view of how the future should be is a prerequisite to having  a nice neat view of how it will be.

interesting contrast:

ThatBritGuy:

it does mean making politics and economics more open-ended, chaotic, innovative and participative, and not based on the old tribal assumptions.

form follows function. intention crucial, neat or not, we do well to visualise, analyse, criticise and discuss before/while designing.

thanks ET

 

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Apr 15th, 2010 at 03:20:14 PM EST
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