As a society we have an insatiable hunger for information but when it comes to knowledge we seem to have an unwavering commitment to maintaining a perpetual low calorie diet. Our hunger for information is sated only by the most banal forms of entertainment. We are surrounded by hundreds of cable channels, hundreds of satellite … More Aristotle.. can you keep up with Kardashians?
When politicians make decisions based on polls not only are they avoiding thinking for themselves, they are abdicating their responsibility as our elected representatives. Do people think that if the majority in a poll believe X then X is the correct action? Our elected officials seem confused and appear to believe that their only responsibility … More Poll addiction and democracy and.. democracy
There has been criticism of President Obama’s ostensibly restrained emotional response to the the Gulf oil crisis. I find his approach reassuring in the same sense that when a plane has lost its engines I would much prefer a calm, cool and effective pilot at the controls. Give me Sully any day over a pilot … More “Sully” Sullenberger and the BP Oil Crisis
I caught a snippet of Pete Dominick’s show on XM Radio yesterday and heard him mention something about CNN’s reporting on Mark Kirk and Richard Blumenthal. As I recall, the premise was that CNN is a “liberal” site but had more stories on Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut democrat who apparently lied his military record, than they did … More Using Google to identify bias in the media: Blumenthal vs. Kirk
The roles and responsibilities of the Federal government in disaster responses are based on the flawed assumption that organization and structured command and control are the foundation of an effective response. A more effective response strategy could be developed by understanding the function of complex adaptive systems and how to apply that understanding to developing … More Complex Adaptive Systems and Effective Disaster Responses