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Civilization Requires More Than Majority Rules

September 21st, 2012 No Comments

In a civilized society, the minority must accept responsibility for improving something they failed to stop. The majority must recognize that carefully listening to dissent will improve every outcome.

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Summer’s Discontent Tempered Here

August 19th, 2011 1 Comment

Less egalitarian societies tend to be more innovative. The rich innovate for status. (“Automatic sprinklers!”) The poor innovate for survival. (“Dung-fired stoves!”) Inequality will produce societal wealth more quickly than equality, barring an implosion of insurrection. Witness the Cold War.

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