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WE ARE BUILDERS


  • We build with imperfect knowledge and with bias and with poorly conceived blueprints and with inadequate materials and for all sorts of personal reasons
  • Things go wrong
  • We react, but often not until there is some disaster followed by public outrage
  • A few brave souls dare to suggest the problems are structural and can only be solved by looking at the foundation
  • Those in control -- and who have been making most of the decisions affecting everyone -- lash out at the critics, the whistle-blowers, the dissenters, the rational people
  • Solutions are cast aside in favor of mitigations
  • Instead of examining the foundation and developing a systematic plan for rebuilding that preserves the good and removes the bad, half measures are tried and tried and tried, until ...
  • The burdens of ill-conceived design bring what was built crashing to the ground.





ENLARGE