Posted on September 26, 2008 by Jonathan Isham
I thought we had a very good discussion on Thursday. And Alex sent me an email , which I have reprinted here in full. Please comment on this excellent point that Alex has made … (and note how ot relates to our discussion of your own training here at Midd …)
I was just thinking on the way out of class about the point that policy makers/designers should think like an ecologist; this made me consider what disciplines and professions have been most involved with the development process and it immediately struck me that the wrong people are in it. Consider this list
Obviously, each of these professions plays a different part, but the thing that stood out to me is that the first two, which I bolded, are probably the least equipped to help build sustainable community, and would be least in tune with Metis, and unfortunately probably have the largest stake at present. Even though Bill Gates’ intentions seem pure, think of what his training is and what his skills are… global domination of the software market, or Bill Clinton as we also mentioned (political manuevering).
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