Bojan Radej: Oxfam Reference on Political Capture and Economic Inequality

A fine reference. Oxfam (2014). Working for the Few: Political capture and economic inequality (Briefing Paper, 32 pages). Phi Beta Iota: The elite is starting to fracture — inclusive and redemptive capitalism are code for “stop the pitchforks.” What the broad elite does not get yet is that infinite wealth can be created if they …

Bojan Radej: A New Way to Quantify Structure and Complexity

There’s a new way to quantify structure and complexity Analyzing information sharing among the parts of a system can help explain its behaviors on different scales Science News, 22 September 2014 EXTRACTS It’s hard to find simple scientific principles from which to deduce all the multifaceted things that such complex systems do. But there is, …

Bojan Radej: Complex Systems Science With Wicked Humans, Smart Animals, and Communicating Plants

I am sending you pretty inspirational paper, “Living Roadmap for Complex Systems Science: The French roadmap for complex systems: March 2008, The Complex System Society«. It is written in scientific language. I am sometimes thinking about your concepts and try to figure out how to translate them from systemic presentation to complex one. The difference …

Bojan Badej: Francis Helighen on Global Brain — Web as Self-Organizing Distributed Intelligence

Towards a Global Brain: the Web as a Self-organizing, Distributed Intelligence FRANCIS HEYLIGHEN, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, ECCO – Evolution, Complexity and Cognition research group Phi Beta Iota: The YouTube is in English with exception of a short obligatory comment in French that is mandatory in Canada’s quest to pretend it is bi-lingual. See Also: Who’s …

Bojan Radej: What if everything we know about poor countries’ economies is totally wrong?

What if everything we know about poor countries’ economies is totally wrong? Dylan Matthews VOX, 14 July 2014 As China and India continue their fairly rapid paces of economic growth, a greater and greater share of extreme poverty is going to be concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa. But if we’re going to make progress there, we need to …

Bojan Radej: Social Complexity as Threat

Abstract: Society is complex ‘mesocosm’ (Plato). Concept of social complexity is developed from a cross comparison between simple, systemic, chaotic and evolutionary thinking. The most rudimentary category of social complexity is incommensurability of social issues because of their incompatible valuations in vertical and horizontal direction. These two orthogonally organised axes obtain us with Cartesian frame …

Bojan Radej: European Findings on Data Protection

An interesting document. PDF (24 Pages): 2013-11-27 report-findings-of-the-ad-hoc-eu-us-working-group-on-data-protection

Bojan Radej: Beware (and Embrace) the Irrational

Beware the irrational! Bojan Radej, Network of Balkan Evaluators & Slovenian Evaluation Society, November 2013 Everybody has heard of Pythagoreans already in early school years. These ancient Greek hippies discovered delightful geometric rules, such as the one concerning the right-angled triangle: how Ms. Hypotenuse squares with two clashed brothers from the Sides family. Their discovery …

Bojan Radej: Divided We Stand — Integration as Triad

Divided we stand Abstract: For Durkheim, the society integrates as dual, separately in a mechanical and in organic way. The first individuals in their interactions habituate new local rules which integrate society in its specific issues in a bottom-up direction. When new rules are institutionalisded and enforced for all, they feed back as mechanical restriction …