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I've blogged before about my two opinions about organisations, which I deem axiomatic: Every organisation, be it a church, trade union, university, government or whatever, will always seek to overplay its hand. Every organisation will, sooner or late...

Jeffrey Lewis writes about Our Nuclear Future:  President Trump, for example, would have between two and four minutes to decide that computerized reports of [a nuclear] attack are not a false alarm and to give the order to retaliate. Our Nuclear...

In a discussion about air travel, Steve Randy Waldman makes an interesting point:Aggregate outcomes are not in general or even usually interpretable as an aggregation of individual preferences. When we learn about the Prisoners’ Dilemma, we don’t...

Or: the importance of choosing your indicators carefully: Source-- Policy as if outcomes mattered SocialGoals.com...

Matt Taibbi discusses the US Democratic Party's reaction to the Bernie Sanders campaign, in a piece originally penned on 9 June 2016: Politicians are so used to viewing the electorate as a giant thing to be manipulated that no matter what happens at...

Elisabeth Jacobs, in an essay, about Thomas Piketty's book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, says that politics is 'everywhere and nowhere' in his book. The reviewer points out that: A focus on efficiency is unobjectionable in a world in which pol...

What determines the targets that our governments aim at? Something that sounds good? Something that they're already measuring? Something that they know they can easily achieve without doing anything? One thing's clear: whether the goal is big (GDP, n...







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