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January 28, 2006


tim fong

I can agree about the crisis of faith in the current political elite. However, I question whether this "4GW" crisis posited by Lind and company means that government itself is outdated.

It seems there is a rush to fill the vacuum with various privatized paradigms (to include, perhaps, a revival of the temporal power of ecclesiastical law). I question whether the flaw is with the current form of public decision making, or with the very concept of public decision making.

John Robb

Or public decision making beyond a certain scale limit.

tim fong

To clarify my comment (which on second reading is a little muddy), I think that the concept of publicly accountable decision making is not outdated. I think the current system isn't scaling well, but I'm not willing to throw out the whole idea yet.

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