[FoRK] Misunderestimating "The" Tea Party

Jeff Bone jbone at place.org
Sat Mar 20 14:43:44 PDT 2010


On Mar 20, 2010, at 4:06 PM, Jeff Bone wrote:

> 
> Re:  greater social dissatisfaction (on any significantly divisive issue) with greater-scale units of aggregation, Russell asks:
> 
>> Is that necessarily the case?
> 
> Yes;  that's the whole point.  It's a structural implication.  To see this, let's consider a simplified formal example.
> 
> Assume a group of people, a nation, called "Big."  Assume a divisive issue "A".  50.01% of the people in Big are pro-A, and 49.99% of the people in Big are pro-B.  

Sorry, anti-A.  (Aaargh.  We need to coin a word that's like "thumbo" (typos made while thumb-typing in sending texts) but which means errors made while attempting to write something requiring any thought at all while feeding a baby. ;-)

jb





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