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GS Chandy

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Re: Democracy - how to achieve it?
Posted: Dec 17, 2012 5:24 PM
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Responding to Wayne Bishop's of Dec 17, 2012 11:01 PM (pasted below my signature for ready reference):

As noted, 'unlearning' is more difficult to do than learning. In some cases, it doesn't happen at all.

GSC
("Still Shoveling Away!")
Wayne Bishop's response dt. Dec 17, 2012 11:01 PM:
> Can your teaching exceed that which is already
> occurred in the US
> over the last couple decades?
> http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/
> 2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/10tbl01.xls
> This in correlation with steadily increasing "right
> to carry" laws
> around the country. John Lott implies causation; I
> only imply
> "Damned if I know".
>
> Wayne
>
> At 10:52 PM 12/16/2012, GS Chandy wrote:

> >Domenico Rosa posted Dec 17, 2012 5:03 AM:
> > >
> > > GS Chandy, Are you familiar with the Iron Law of
> > > Oligarchy?
> > >
> > >

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_law_of_oligarchy
> > >
> >I am. It happens to be more a 'wooden rule' than it
> is an 'iron
> >rule' (though it surely is not cotton wool). Some
> day, I may write
> >up some thoughts about 'iron rules' Vs, 'wooden
> rules' (and how one
> >may distinguish between the two).
> >
> >And the rule (whether iron or wooden) does not

> detract from my
> >arguments at all, as you'd realize if you took the
> trouble to work
> >out on any real issues using the processes I
> recommend. The
> >processes I recommend demand some (very little)
> learning and some (a
> >fair amount of) 'unlearning'. The learning and
> unlearning have to
> >be carried out in tandem. Most of us who have
> 'mastered' the
> >conventional ways of looking at things find the
> needed unlearning
> >rather difficult to do.
> >
> >GSC




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