Archive for July 23rd, 2012

Two Approaches to Regulation »

There are two fundamentally different ways of thinking about complex social systems: the economic approach and the engineering approach. Social engineers see society as disorganized, unplanned, and inefficient. Wherever they look, they see underperforming people in flawed organizations producing imperfect goods and services. The solution? Let experts study the problem, discover what should be…
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The Aurora Shootings »

The horrendous and calculated, July 20th shootings in Aurora, Colorado, are a great tragedy not just for the victims and their families but for everyone who can clearly see the utter evil of such acts and the helplessness we all feel as a result. However this massacre might have been far less likely for…
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