November 28, 2011 Economists, with their bent for mathematical theory, have tended to ignore the explosion of the economic web, surely the most important driver of economic growth.
November 21, 2011 Commentator Stuart Kauffman proposes a hypothesis for explaining the differences in wealth between different segments of the global population.
November 14, 2011 Sometimes, early in a new arena of thought, questions are more important than answers. This is certainly true in the case of enablement and radical emergence.
November 7, 2011 Something very big is at stake. It's the question of how our living world works and how we become in it.
ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer): Enabling a fruitful future.
October 31, 2011 We have a wondrous word in English: enablement; that is "to make possible." We rarely use this magical word. We see the world in terms of causes.
October 17, 2011 Beyond economic theory, market, invisible hand and price as the only sense of value, we base our actions on an evolved sense of fairness that, it turns out, we share with the higher primates.
September 26, 2011 Enablement is "bottom up", generative, non-algorithmic and invents and enables its own future possibilities into which it flows.
September 19, 2011 What allows a creature like a bird to devise creative navigation strategies and a human brain to recognize complex patterns and creatively solve decision problems needs to be systematically investigated through the study of neural networks/brains with in and across the species.
The slender loris: looking for solutions to deforestation and other biodiversity challenges.
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September 6, 2011 Global governance mechanisms and policy designs need to incorporate a complex-systems perspective in designing and supporting international policy and institutional mechanisms.
August 29, 2011 I am not an economist. I want, nevertheless, to address four broad topics, and hope that those more competent than I might consider them.
August 22, 2011 The reductionist view of the universe is inadequate. We live beyond the watershed of life and beyond entailing law.
Are our paths, our choices, our lives pre-determined, or does life "bubble forth" in unpredictable ways?
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August 15, 2011 We are and live in natural magic. It seems we always knew this, but perhaps return home to recognize ourselves and the world we co-create anew.
August 8, 2011 Heraclitus once said that life "bubbles forth" in a natural magic beyond the confines of entailing law and mathematization. We stand to be re-enchanted and may find our way beyond modernity to something very new.
Somehow it always seems to come down to apples and oranges, doesn't it?
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August 1, 2011 Ethics and fairness play a role in trade an commercial interactions, adding an element that doesn't fit neatly into economic models.
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July 25, 2011 Can Newton's laws be adapted to describe and explain modern economics? Commentator Stuart Kauffman gives it a try and concludes that we may be at the beginning of a long, downward economic spiral.
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