Your mind tells you there is a problem whenever it detects a somewhat possible unpleasant future experience, which it can do all day, and it happily will if you don't call its bluff. Of course there's an infinite supply of potential disasters. These are just thoughts, but they seem like realities
, and any one of them can create an emotional pitfall now no matter what actually happens later.
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on May 3, 2014 -
"Here’s a paper we’re working on, which argues that we should (for some purposes at least), think of markets, hierarchy and democracy in terms of their capacity to solve complex collective problems [and] makes the case that democracy will on average do the job a lot better
than the other two ways..." Henry Farrell and Cosma Shalizi on a cognitive approach to democracy
posted by daniel_charms
on May 24, 2012 -