Holistic Politics uses two dimensional charts to define liberty versus tyranny, equality versus…
Stephen Kent Gray
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Great material to ponder here, Stephen. Even better than using binaries is to use truly holistic thinking — like that developed in ecological economics and complexity economics. Dualisms plague so much of Western philosophy that they are really hard to get beyond.

Add the fantastic developments in the study of embodied cognition, which makes it possible to both get beyond dualisms and to incorporate the study of ideology (and more broadly, at the systemic level, things like network effects and social norms) into the analysis of economic and political systems.

I keep pushing for economics to start behaving like a science, which goes way beyond mapping individual ideology to economic theories. We can most assuredly do better than the false choices of old dichotomies. I think you probably agree… ;-)

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