Friday, October 17, 2014

Social Complexity

I've recently learned that another term for the impact of the Web of Connection that I described, is Civic Republicanism (from The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control Is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System).  Because we are all connected, it is in our best interests to educate our children, to have libraries, to have roads, etc.  I believe my sister has blogged about similar ideas, the importance of nation building, although more of that is in her LiveJournal posts from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Last time I promised to write a bit about the principles and guidelines that I keep in my compass.  Here are some of them: