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Wonderful diary.
I'd like to take it a piece at a time and comment on the thing in detail, but it's Christmas here in the Port de Plaisance, and I'm making cookies with the girls. Cookies trump ET today. Which relates to the diary, if you think about it.
Suffice it to say that the approach you diary is at the heart of what I think and feel about the need to progress beyond the mechanistic economic models into a more humanistic, systems-oriented approach to policy- one that will include cultural and social diversity as central elements while searching out cross-cultural values and needs and building policy on both of these.
The language --the cult-- of the expert demands repeatability, precision, clarity, universality, mathematical rigor----all things that are generally absent in the social fabric that makes life rich and people happy. This diary finally touches on it- a bridge between the necessary mechanistic and the essential humanistic is what we need, and this is a good start.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Mon Dec 24th, 2007 at 08:07:44 AM EST

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