About jukka aakula

Interested in web services, evolution, antropology, evolutionary psychology, economics, religion, history

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  • jukka shared from Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    After more than twenty years as a transactional trader and businessman in what I called the “strange profession,” I tried what one calls an academic career. And I have something to report—actually that was the driver behind this idea of antifragility in life and the dichotomy between the natural and the alienation of the unnatural. Commerce is fun, thrilling, lively, and natural; academia as currently professionalized is none of these. And for those who think that academia is “quieter” and an emotionally relaxing transition after the volatile and risk-taking business life, a surprise:...
    Note: raha tekee ihmiset paremmiksi ainakin kuin yliopisto
  • jukka shared from Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama
    while variation in biological evolution is random, human beings exercise some degree of agency over the design of their institutions. It is true, as authors like Friedrich A. Hayek have argued, that human beings are never knowledgeable or wise enough to be able to predict the outcomes of their efforts to design institutions or plan policies with full ex ante knowledge of the results.1 But the exercise of human agency is not a one-shot affair: human beings learn from their mistakes and take actions to correct them in an iterative process. The constitution adopted by the Federal Republic of Germany...
    Note: Heavy book but five stars
  • jukka shared from Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama
    While Sweden and Denmark fought large numbers of wars in the early modern period, their neighbors Norway, Finland, and Iceland did not, and yet all have very similar clean governments today.
    Note: check the details e.g. about Finland @FukuyamaFrancis
  • jukka shared from Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama
    At this point in his analysis, Putnam was providing only statistical confirmation of what Italians had long perceived. His argument became more controversial, however, when he posited the causes of these differences. An economic determinist might argue that the quality of government is the product either of a region’s overall level of socioeconomic modernization or of resources. Since southern Italy is poorer than the North, it might simply not be able to afford good-quality government. Putnam pointed out that the gap between the regions has persisted over many generations and existed at a time...
    Note: aluetuki kasvattaa korruptiota. Esimerkkina Etela-Italia
  • jukka shared from a Personal Document
    Tästä seuraa siis että valtion- ja vallananastajan tulee yhdellä kertaa suorittaa kaikki siihen tarvittavat rikokset, jottei hänen tarvitsisi toistaa niitä joka päivä; siten hän, niitä enää uusimatta, voi sitten tyynnyttää ihmiset ja voittaa heidät hyvänteoilla puolelleen. Ken menettelee toisin, joko pelosta tai huonojen neuvojen johdosta, hänen täytyy alati pitää puukko kädessään, voimatta koskaan luottaa alamaisiinsa, koska nämäkään, hänen alituisten ja uusiutuvien loukkaustensa vuoksi, eivät voi luottaa häneen. Niinpä siis kaikki paha on suoritettava yhdellä...
    Note: vasrmaan joku yrityksen saneeraaj voisi soveltaa tata pehmennetyssa muodossa... Macchiavellia
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