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August 31st, 2006
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The political divide and long term thinking

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Date:September 2nd, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
It's always hard to divine where the root cause of something is; everything is interrelated. There certainly is a general lack of sensible attention to the future in our culture, and I hadn't considered that before. But just off the top of my head, I think the business culture is pushing the general culture at least as much as the general culture is pulling business.

I hope that's the case, anyway. I can understand what's wrong with business. There are concrete, logical reasons why it works the way it does, and that means it's at least theoretically possible to address those reasons and improve the situation. Correcting the fact that people in general are stupid is hard to imagine solving even in an "if they made me king" thought experiment.
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