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comment by aloysius
aloysius  ·  2672 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TED - Ideas Not Worth Spreading

I like this, because it explains what I wasn't observant enough to realize was the reason I dislike TED. It's all about change but it never enacts it, and I think, at least partially, it's for the reasons he describes of people clinging onto an old system that is the source of many problems.

I also really enjoyed his commentary on institutions in general, and his criticism of how communism and capitalism seem to fail us in modern times. I'm not sure if he was hinting at Technocratic economic theory, but his insistence that we need to use technology more towards the idea of reshaping these institutional structures, rather than just being applied on top of them, really resonated with ideas that I've become more supportive of.