[OT] Mediocre Britain

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 16:42:18 EDT 2011


On 08/29/2011 11:32 PM, Keith Clarke wrote:
> I wonder if there is any opportunity to apply the obvious intelligence within the LiveCode community (and LiveCode technologies) to help analyse and/or resolve some of these wicked problems facing society - where there is no magic bullet and the 'best' answer is always the least of all evils.
>
> http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicked_problem
>
> Anyone interested in how technology is being applied to wicked problems, IBIS and the background information on Compendium provide some interesting starting points compendium.open.ac.uk/institute/
>
> Best,
> Keith..
>
>
Probably a way to get started is to start is to get over the 
socialist/liberal idea
that everybody is equal at birth and that if only everybody were given 
an equal chance they would all become screaming geniuses.

The next thing would be to bring back both ability streaming in 
education, and an idea (oddly enough from Communist Bulgaria) of 
specialist secondary schools for different abilities and skills.

The most difficult thing would be to remove the social stigma attached 
to being outwith the elite, yet retaining enough upward pressure so that 
those who feel inclined can and are able to climb up the 
socio-educational ladder.




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