Category Archives: Hidden Assumptions

“isms”

The “capitalism-vs.-socialism” debate has dominated much politics and geopolitics during the 20th century, in some cases assuming the characteristics of competing “religions.”  What does this debate assume, and what social changes and other developments might someday render it irrelevant?

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The proverbial rising tide — does it lift all boats?

Economists and government leaders have differing views on whether the proverbial “rising tide” (improvements in the economy) “lifts all boats” (benefits all or nearly all people).  Is either viewpoint universally and categorically true?  If not, under what circumstances is the … Continue reading

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Education budget and performance challenges — the foundational reason?

Recent news coverage of spiraling college costs, education budget shortfalls, student debt, and underperforming students, teachers, and schools has typically been in the context of educational institutions as ends unto themselves.  Far less common is the foundational approach of starting … Continue reading

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What hidden assumptions have YOU made regarding your organization?

With some variations on the theme, in most organizations you’ll find the same four officers – a president, a vice president, a secretary, and a treasurer.  But just how imaginative and innovative is that – to have these same four … Continue reading

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