Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Kid With the Hammer

A certain kind of application of social science and social science methods continues to be a really basic limit to our shared ability in modern societies to grapple with and potentially resolve serious problems. For more than a century, a … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Oh Not Again He's Going to Tell Us It's a Complex System, Politics | 3 Comments

A Place at the Table, or the Whole Damn Dining Room?

What kind of problem is it if a substantial minority of a community‚Äôs citizens are deeply and persistently opposed to a policy that the majority support? It is, among other things, a political problem. I found myself in an argument … Continue reading

Posted in I'm Annoyed, Politics | 10 Comments