Category Archives: Ways to handle conflict

All the different ways conflict has been handled; not always successfully or in a disciplined fashion

Perfect Solution or Salami Slicing: Gun Deaths in the USA

 If one actually wanted to reduce the 33,000 gun deaths a year in the USA you would do what we would do in business with a big hairy problem: salami slice it into doable chunks. You would not assume you … Continue reading

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Other Approaches to the US Gun Death Epidemic

It is interesting that all sides in the gun death issue seem to want to fight it as a matter of huge irreconcilable principle and get nowhere. And then when you suggest: oh let’s look at the UK with one … Continue reading

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Really Good Graphic Summary of Cognitive Biases

The link is here if you want to read it more easily: http://www.visualcapitalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cognitive-bias-infographic.html

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Strategy by Any Other Name Would Sound as Unacceptable

Someone asked me for some strategic thoughts on the current US political situation:  I don’t think the Dems/progressives can do strategy. Not seen any sign of it these recent decades. My strategic views are not very popular, don’t get many … Continue reading

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Building on Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind

I was knocked out by the approach Jon Haidt developed in this book “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion”. Among other things it provided me with some really important and prescient insights into the … Continue reading

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Definitions of a Demagogue

From Kent Johnson: “A demagogue must be neither an educated nor an honest man; he has to be an ignoramus and a rogue.” — Demosthenes, 4th C BC “The peculiar office of a demagogue is to advance his own interests, … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide

What the elections in the US and UK and elsewhere are showing is a deep divide in modern advanced economies between 1) those with university education, including those areas where people cluster around those with university education and serve them … Continue reading

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