11.7.16

WE CAN USE A MODERATE AMOUNT OF COLLAPSE.

So noteth Craig Newmark.  With elaboration.
The anger currently on display in many parts of the world is borne of anxiety, including concern that “we may not know how to architect trusted institutions at scale in public space,” said Jane Holl Lute, the former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at a separate session at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “Our institutions—their weight-bearing effectiveness for social problems of enormous complexity is being called into question now across the board.”
The error, dear reader, is in the conceit that participants in the Aspen Ideas Festival, or any other congregation of Wise Experts, are capable of doing institutional architecture or social engineering or however you wish to describe the act of Applying Expertise For The Plebes' Own Good.

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