Category Archives: Conflict Processes

Systematic step by step disciplined processes for conflict handling

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) on Life Without the State

“Whatsoever therefore is consequent to a time of Warre, where every man is Enemy to every man; the same is consequent to the time, wherein men live without other security, than what their own strength, and their own invention shall … Continue reading

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Aristotle on Inequality

“The best constitution is one controlled by a numerous middle class which stands between the rich and the poor. For those who possess the goods of fortune in moderation find it “easiest to obey the rule of reason” (Politics IV.11.1295b4–6). … Continue reading

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Nothing Wrong with Changing Your Mind: Margaret Heffernan

Great piece in today’s UK Financial Times on the value of changing your mind. I try to do it all the time and this blog is all about some ways to do that. There is nothing wrong with changing your … Continue reading

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Ways to Argue: Rubbish!

I suppose I grew up in a very argumentative culture: the South Wales valleys where everyone loved arguing for the sheer joy of it. And also to get a better take on reality and politics and all. To learn via … Continue reading

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Unsettling Precedents for Today’s World: Martin Wolf

Deep piece from Martin Wolf in the Financial Times. I doubt the Dems get this any better than the GOP, sadly: “Unsettling precedents for today’s world Events evoke not the 1930s but the period before the first world war MARTIN … Continue reading

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OK Boomer

The Millennial-Baby Boomer conflict, while having, like all such conflict, much basis and justification in material reality and relative wealth. But is actually foundationally just another divide-and-rule tactic on the part of the Plutocracy, just like race, gender, religion, nationalism … Continue reading

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Historian’s Take

I count myself something of an historian. Studied it for 60 years now. Almost all countries and all eras, often with a bias to economic history, my real subject of interest. The problem I see with today is the lack … Continue reading

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