Describes the various levels of intent that might be appropriate for the development of a model. 16.04.29
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Investigations into the relationships responsible for the success and failure of nations. This investigation was prompted after reading numerous references on the subject and arriving at a perception that the premises put forth in Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Acemoglu and Robinson seem to make a great deal of sense, though not considered to be the only meaningful perspective, and seems to warrant investigation.
This is a revision for a rather ancient article originally titled Victims of the System or Systems of the Victim. The premise being that we often find ourselves in situations where we perceive that we are the victims of the system. As the perspective unfolds the intent is to show that, more often than not, we perceive ourselves to be the victim of the system, when in fact the system is one of our own creation that we simply don't understand.
More often than not we set out to accomplish some goal and it ends up taking far longer than we thought it would. The most common reason for this is that we've misunderstood the effect one or more limits have on the action taken to attain the goal.
We tend to live very busy lives and often there is a belief that by learning and employing Time Management techniques we can effectively deal with the overload in our lives. Can we really? Might there be a very different answer?