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Unreal Estate August 5, 2009

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While it is important to recognize the distinction between the descriptive and the prescriptive—between the quantitative and the qualitative—we have to recognize that at some meta level the firewall between the two is porous or in some cases invented purely for the sake of mimicking the authority of the so-called hard sciences. Behind the presumed oppositional polarity lurks the quandary of the false dichotomy. (more…)

Security vs. Resiliency July 22, 2009

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Technocratic ideology does not sufficiently credence the existence of organic systems, including organic social systems, such as the arts, and therefore it tends to underplay the value of how those arts filter back into the larger society creating a nourishing substratum from which the larger ethical body of the population feeds. (more…)