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In this blog you will find postings on a variety of subjects, firstly, as the blog name suggests, on the current global financial and economic crisis, then, where warranted, on other crises, both historic and contemporary sometimes interspersed with subjects that hold the potential for future crises and tragedy (aka “crises in the making“), both financial or economic, above all affecting human welfare, such as the use of atomic (or euphemistically: nuclear) energy, the proliferation of genetically modified organisms (GMO), nano technology, climate change (or lack of it) and the like.
Mind you, CrisisMaven is not of the Luddite type, this blog does not argue against progress. Equally we are not in bed with any NGO‘s some of whose founders may from originally good intentions sometimes have gone on to making an income from these intentions, income that is often coming out of public coffers that others mandatorily had to contribute to even if they don’t share the views thus financially supported.
All that will ever be argued here is if one man’s action is another man’s tribulation or not. In an ideal world one man’s action is either neutral to his fellow men or adding to the common welfare. If scientific and hence technological progress is soundly financed including the means to cover all potential damages then let those who bring it about reap the rewards however enormous they may be.
All arguments posted here should come from sound economics science, epistemology, systems theory or cybernetics and should in general be backed up by proof in the domain of scientific research they pertain to and/or through rigorous formal logic reasoning. The former should fulfill the criterion of falsifiability (in Sir Karl Popper‘s sense, i.e. critical rationalism), the latter should be provable in itself.
If you would like to comment I would cherish a culture of mutual respect and above all that your comments would adhere, at least from your good intentions, to the criteria just mentioned. Other than that of course feel free to point out where I might have unwittingly deviated from my own principles.