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The Messenger - Issue #35

The Messenger
The Messenger - Issue #35
By Socratus • Issue #35 • View online
As we keep saying ‘only wicked minds solve wicked problems’ but then the question arises: what’s a wicked mind? One answer is that to be ‘wicked’ in this special sense is to combine moral and material complexity and have an eye for political solutions.
So what do ‘moral complexity,’ ‘material complexity,’ ‘political solution’ mean?
This week’s messenger is an attempt to illustrate those concepts with an experience we are all familiar with: traffic jams.

We keep adding vehicles to our roads
We keep adding vehicles to our roads
Who doesn't like being prosperous? Cars are a sign of prosperity
Who doesn't like being prosperous? Cars are a sign of prosperity
Politics is the art of bringing contrary positions to the table
Politics is the art of bringing contrary positions to the table
Be the change you want to see in the world
Be the change you want to see in the world
Afterword
It’s been a difficult two years, but this week is particularly wicked. This interview with Anatol Lieven is a good primer on the Russia-Ukraine war.
Worse Than a Crime; It’s a Blunder - The American Prospect
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