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  •  The 147 people destroying the world. (6+ / 0-)

    " the optimum number for a network of human acquaintances was 147.5, a figure which was then rounded up to 150 and became known as “Dunbar’s Number.” He found groups of 150-200 in all sorts of places: Hutterite settlements. Roman army units. Academic sub-specialties. Dunbar concluded that “there is a cognitive limit to the number of individuals with whom any one person can maintain stable relationships.”

    Around 150 or 200 people form a human being’s social universe. They shape his or her world view, his or her world.

    That means that 147 people can change the course of history. Not necessarily the same147 people, of course. But the small social groups which surround our world’s leaders have extraordinary power."

    Congress and the Administration and Wall Street are run by and for an interlocking social group. A new Versailles of aristocratic and courtiers who have no real idea about economics or sound policy and spout quotes that amount to "let them eat cake"

    To Goldman Sachs in according to their desires, From us in accordance with the IRS.

    by Bluehawk on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 01:41:29 PM PDT

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    •  Yup. (3+ / 0-)
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      elwior, Klusterpuck, UTvoter

      They asked "everyone we know"!

      This is why I figure intentional communities ought to aim for 125-175 people, but then attend regional pow wows.

      What's the point of letting neoliberals into the tent when neoliberalism is burning down the campground?

      by Words In Action on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 02:33:19 PM PDT

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      •  interestingly i have about 150 facebook friends (1+ / 0-)
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        i am at my limit. sadly we arent' the ones in charge.

        "None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps" Thurgood Marshall

        by UTvoter on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 05:07:12 PM PDT

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