Category Archives: Goal Rationality

High values, low values and direct interests

While watching this disturbing discussion about the pressure from muslims for the government to define islamophobia as anything that they don’t like, I reflected on the tool of High Values Low Values that Edward de Bono introduced in his book … Continue reading

Posted in Curse of Cassandra, Decision-making, Democracy and freedom of mind, Flotsam and Jetsam, Freedom of speech, Goal Rationality, Mouse Utopia II, Narrative and Taboo, Privileges Rents and Vested Interests, The Mind & Society, The Suicide of the West | Leave a comment


Zerohedge: I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man… Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done! It appears that President Trump has … Continue reading

Posted in Decision-making, Epistemic Rationality, Flotsam and Jetsam, Goal Rationality, Instrumental Rationality | Leave a comment

Europeans shaping the Middle East

Recently, while bored at work waiting for replies to emails, I surfed Infogalactic to the page on Mark Sykes, the Englishman who worked with the Frenchman Picot to draw the lines in the sand that defined the boundaries of a … Continue reading

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