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  •  So is this a Political Shock Doctrine??? (0+ / 0-)

    Without geometry, life is pointless. And blues harmonica players suck.

    by blindcynic on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 08:00:52 PM PDT

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    •  No it is a continuation of The Shock Doctrine. (1+ / 0-)
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      Those in government don't give up - they keep doing the same thing and once it works for them and they get away with it - it contiues.

    •  I'm inspired by punctuated equilibria (0+ / 0-)

      The theory of Niles Eldridge and Stephen Jay Gould that evolution tends to follow a path of stasis, with little change, interrupted by short periods of rapid change.

      I believe that most of the time, the best you can hope for is small, incremental reform.  Occasionally, situations arise that lead to massive change.  Can these situations be manufactured or do you just have to sit and wait and hope you are in a position to do something?

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