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G20 Says Expansionary Fiscal Policy Not Sustainable

June 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

By Warren Mosler With permission of the author The G20 has dropped its support for fiscal expansion. The deficit hawks are prevailing. But why is that? We all either know or should know that operationally Federal spending is not constrained by revenues, as Chairman Bernanke stated last year, when asked on ’60 Minutes’ by Scott [...]

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Tags: Knowledge Management

Drive A Stake Through Its Heart: Updated

December 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Almost 9 months ago I wrote my first post calling for an end to the filibuster. Since then I’ve written many that have advocated ending it, all linked from this page. As the months have gone by, and apparently due to the obvious damage the institution of the filibuster has done to pending health care [...]

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Tags: Knowledge Management · Politics

What Might Have Been; What Still Might Be

November 22nd, 2009 · 5 Comments

Many progressives, even though they’ve been working for a PO-based health care reform bill, have 1) never given up Medicare for All as the goal of their activity, and 2) decided, in the first quarter of 2009, that Medicare for All could not pass the new Congress. They then reacted to their realization by concluding [...]

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Tags: Complexity · Epistemology/Ontology/Value Theory · Knowledge Management · Politics

The Health Insurance Reform Fight: A Minimalist Proposal for Progressives

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

The strategy I outlined in my last post may not work out. There may be no HCR bill resulting from it. In that case, progressives ought to introduce a back-up plan offered just yesterday by Scarecrow at Firedog Lake, based in part on an analysis of Dean Baker’s. Scarecrow’s proposal has the following steps. First, [...]

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Tags: Knowledge Management · Politics

More Debate On “Should We Protect Our New Ideas?”

July 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

It’s not easy for people to accept that continuous critical evaluation of our ideas is a good thing. During the discussion in the actkm listserv Neil Olonoff responded very strongly to my view that continuous critical evaluation on a level playing field is a good thing. He pointed out that: “Many well-known products and services [...]

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Tags: Epistemology/Ontology/Value Theory · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management

Should We Protect Our New Ideas?

June 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

The issues of whether we should allow all ideas, both good and bad to flower, and whether bad ideas or fads don’t need to be experienced to be learned, have arisen in the actkm listserv discussion group in the context of my advocacy of critical evaluation of new ideas. This reminds me of the more [...]

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Tags: Epistemology/Ontology/Value Theory · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management and Science

June 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Occasionally, someone in KM brings up the question of whether the discipline is a science. And then the arguments start. Some dislike the idea of science and deny that KM has anything to do science. Others identify science with knowledge that successfully describes, predicts and explains; and they conclude that the discipline of KM with [...]

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Tags: Epistemology/Ontology/Value Theory · KM Methodology · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management

A Dialog on Knowledge Processing

June 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

During a discussion in the act-km group, Neil Olonoff expressed his distaste for the phrase “knowledge processing,” which I use frequently as a summary term for the activities in the second tier of the three-tier model of KM. In reply, I said that I’m not constitutionally wedded to the phrase “knowledge processing,” that the phrase [...]

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Tags: Complexity · Epistemology/Ontology/Value Theory · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management

Benchmarking or Measurement Validity?

June 14th, 2009 · Comments Off

In a recent exchange in the Fed KM Google group, one of my correspondents thought that it would be very helpful to a National KM Center to have access to benchmarking-derived “lessons learned,” “best practices,” and “knowledge architecture” from APQC. In reply, I indicated my agreement provided that these ideas were construed appropriately, but then [...]

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Tags: KM Methodology · KM Techniques · Knowledge Management

The Federal Government Needs Better Knowledge Management

June 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

Yesterday, I offered a high-level case for Federal Knowledge Management. But I did oversimplify things a bit, to keep my post short. The complication I didn’t want to introduce earlier is the idea that Knowledge Management already exists in every locale within the Federal Government, whether we think it does or not, and whether we [...]

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Tags: Complexity · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management