Our universe, as it unfolds, constitutes not just a self contradiction, but a walking contradiction, a changeless changer. Yet, here it abides. It cannot be explicated, appreciated, or controlled merely by import of bivalent logic or a rule of non-contradiction. This is because logic and science are its derivatives, not its creators. Appreciating universe and one's role in relating to it necessitates more than value quantifiers such as logic or science. It also necessitates value qualifiers such as empathy and intuition. Fortunately, even though empathy and intuition are not entirely reducible to logic or science, they are self evident, in that they are evident to conscious selves. Appreciating universe necessitates more than constructing a logic system or hierarchy of a priori fundaments and consequent derivatives. It necessitates an empathetic quality for appreciating a spiritual system of holarchy.
From A.T. -- Re: "Both capitalism and socialism work on paper. It's when you introduce human nature into the equation that problems arise."
Very well put. Too many linear thinkers push simplistic formulas that look pretty on paper, but avail no insight concerning what happens once their formulas have followed results off the paper, beyond the Bell curves, where weird phase shifts occur and quantitative shapes shift into different qualitatives. We are at a point where insight is sorely needed because old paradigms simply do not work well. Examples: Giving international corporations large tax breaks hardly incentives more production in America when the money is simply siphoned all the faster to overseas markets run by gangsters, where labor is cheap and senses of entitlement are low. Same for giving laid off workers welfare benefits forever. At some point, thinkers need to begin looking past the money and other second-order abstractions to that which money is supposed to facilitate: people trading their talents, production, and wills to work. It's no good simply to pour out revenues --- either down the hole of welfare addicts who are content in their holes, or into the siphon pipes of dismantling cannibalizers. Either way, the larger the role government plays in pouring "stimulus" revenues into such welfare holes and corporate siphon pipes, the faster America, as patient, dies of blood letting. Modern government is panicked, doing the same things that don't work, only faster, much like the bleeding doctors who stimulated Washington's early death. Until government gets more insight, it should follow the first rule of medicine: First do no harm. Then put aside the old linear models. Think about how to stop pouring out money. Instead, think about how to start getting out of the way so people can look out for themselves. Then think about how to assimilate and defend such a people as a nation. Stop the staking out of our nation onto a feast table for international, sociopathic marauders, who begin by eating through the bellies of our politicians and then feigning to represent our interests.