Date: Dec 17, 2012 12:31 PM
Author: Wayne Bishop
Subject: Re: Democracy - how to achieve it?
Can your teaching exceed that which is already occurred in the US
over the last couple decades?
This in correlation with steadily increasing "right to carry" laws
around the country. John Lott implies causation; I only imply
"Damned if I know".
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.