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December 30, 2012

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Buddha is my homeboy

This is further proof that the cult of the ego dominates in Western cultures. Since humans by their very nature are selfish and self-absorbed, I wonder what mechanisms can be put in place to counter this effect? My own small suggestion would be compulsory meditation. It might not be much, but I'm sure it'd help.

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Andrew

" do real-world mechanisms such as competition between firms strongly select against the adverse effects of hierarchy which we see in experiments?"

Select against them with what? It would depend on the competitor models available and their costs and benefits.

Andrew

Capitalists might point out that the market, even though not necessarily free, is a pretty good approximation of the antithesis to a hierarchy.

Chris, if you are a Marxist, do you hold with the labour theory of value? Seems pretty damn silly on a superficial reading.

Happy New Year!

Not stumbling, not mumbling

Hierarchy and leadership are not synonymous. Your "experimental evidence" is based in the study of behavior on a stage set.
Stage sets and data sets have more in common than you'd like to think.

james higham

Ernst Fehr and colleagues got subjects to play an authority-delegation game

Y-e-e-e-s-s-s, one probably would conclude that on that kind of "evidence". ;-)

earl

I wonder what mechanisms can be put in place to counter this effect? My own small suggestion would be compulsory meditation.

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