Yes, Failure Is An Option
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  • Japan’s homogeneity is probably all that is preventing complete collapse. It also most like contributes to a lack of dynamism and original thinking that keeps them mired in this mess.

    We, on the other hand, suffer a lack of clear-eyed facing the facts and critical thinking. I blame public education.

  • SilverF,

    That homogeneity might be preventing collapse, but is probably the source of the original problem.

    They lack the dynamism that comes with real (not fake) diversity.

    Peter Thiel (of PayPal and Social Network fame) got himself in trouble when he opined that “Democracy and Liberty may not really be suited for each other.”

    Most of us who disagree (and I do disagree) might be feeling a little bit uncomfortable right about now. Our (d)emocratic institutions (parties, interest groups, factions) are failing us right now.

    The worst thing is that one could make the argument that it is the voters who are causing these failures.

    If Thiel is wrong, what is the best answer to him?

    If a better oriented voter is part of the solution, what does one say to an electorate that has no interest in re-orienting itself?

    just askin

  • cja

    If Japan is a failure we need to redefine success

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