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16-06-2016, 12:45 PM
The American Experiment
What is the American Experiment of our legendary history? Is it the "melting pot," thing, or the states' rights concept?

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16-06-2016, 01:28 PM
RE: The American Experiment
Isn't it more complicated than that?

There are different environments: prairies, snowfields and other wildernesses to urban sprawls and densely populated cities.

Don't you think that cultural evolution would be shaped differently by these different environments?

Wouldn't these differences highlight the need for different social structures and different policies?
E.g. guns are fine in isolated areas but give up your guns when you enter Dodge.

In other words, are there not multiple experiments?

Consider

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16-06-2016, 01:39 PM
RE: The American Experiment
(16-06-2016 01:28 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Don't you think...

Well, there's the problem.

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16-06-2016, 01:39 PM
RE: The American Experiment
Wasn't Timothy Leary working on that one????

Oh, wait.....

Different experiment......

I wasn't in the control group...

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16-06-2016, 02:00 PM
RE: The American Experiment
(16-06-2016 01:28 PM)DLJ Wrote:  In other words, are there not multiple experiments?

Consider

That would be in line with the theory of states' rights. Facepalm

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16-06-2016, 02:15 PM
RE: The American Experiment
(16-06-2016 02:00 PM)TrainWreck Wrote:  
(16-06-2016 01:28 PM)DLJ Wrote:  In other words, are there not multiple experiments?

Consider

That would be in line with the theory of states' rights. Facepalm

Would it? Are there not different environments within each state?

You're a fan of categories, right?

What if you could match organisational (institutional) structures to differing cultures i.e. different levels of moral maturities?

I'm thinking of something like Kohlberg's stages of moral development, or a variation on that theme that could be applied to social groups rather than childhood development.

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16-06-2016, 09:59 PM
RE: The American Experiment
I think those principles would probably be more applicable to the organizational level rather than what I can understand as different 'environments'?

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16-06-2016, 10:20 PM
RE: The American Experiment
(16-06-2016 09:59 PM)TrainWreck Wrote:  I think those principles would probably be more applicable to the organizational level rather than what I can understand as different 'environments'?

Indeed.

My suggestion is that different organisational structures would be appropriate for different cultures e.g. Wall Street behaves like a Level I and needs to be governed appropriately; survival in Alaska might depend upon being at Level III.

I'm defining 'culture' in terms of the collective of individuals' behaviours... which are shaped by, amongst other things, the environment.

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17-06-2016, 01:14 AM
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Upon further thought, I think that the theory you are presenting is related to the court appeals process, which I believe is to be improved by better defining of the jurors' qualifications.

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17-06-2016, 01:22 AM
RE: The American Experiment
(16-06-2016 12:45 PM)TrainWreck Wrote:  What is the American Experiment of our legendary history? Is it the "melting pot," thing, or the states' rights concept?

Can someone translate please.
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