Why bother with resonance?

Posted by ArtIficiarius 5 years, 9 months ago to Going Galt
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I am a graduate physicist. Resonance, with positive feedback will break just about anything. All stable systems have negative feedback mechanisms embedded in them to keep them stable. Break the negative feedback mechanism and the system will blow up.

The productivity gatekeepers today are real but invisible to their organizations and governments. John Galt, anyone?

Check out Rudolf Starkermann, then post your reactions.


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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 5 years, 9 months ago
    The Amity vs. Enmity series by Starkermann is worth looking at, particularly the third .pdf file, Sections 5 and 6 on interactions between lawyers and on interactions between clergymen and their flocks of believers. I followed enough of the mathematics to agree with the general conclusions about the social interactions.

    In some ways this reminds me of the work of Bruce Buena de Mesquita.
    http://www.predictioneersgame.com/
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    • Posted by 5 years, 9 months ago
      I shall read into de Mesquita, thanks.

      Feedback issues are an AS embedded theme, z.B., the Xylophone, remember?

      The invisible hand that suppresses productivity is Administratium. The only place in any organization where Administratium can be excluded is the workface and first tier supervisor/foreman. This is invisible to the organization. Only here can no BS productivity be found, and here it is the easiest to kill. Do you hear me, John?
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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 5 years, 9 months ago
    Looters currently use the mathematically negative feedback mechanism to reward moochers with money from producers. The moochers then give this money back in the form of campaign donations. The only government official who has even come close to breaking this vicious, self-reinforcing (although negative in the mathematical sense) feedback mechanism in the last 30 years is Scott Walker of Wisconsin. I don't trust politicians. While mathematically you are correct, but I don't think you or any collection of people are capable of causing a sufficiently large disturbance in the political equation to make the Lyapunov exponent positive.
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  • Posted by Mamaemma 5 years, 9 months ago
    Could you please explain this to me?
    "The productivity gatekeepers today are real but invisible to their organizations and governments."
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    • Posted by johnpe1 5 years, 1 month ago
      I just ran across this, Emma;;; I think that she/he means
      that the positive feedback associated with productivity
      is inherent and functional, these days, though it is not
      understood within the private sector nor the government
      enough to inspire harmonious actions like incentives
      for improved quality, productivity or customer appeal.
      I justified millions of dollars' worth of productivity improvements
      in a previous job and received no more money for them,
      just a general "good boy" comment in an otherwise
      good evaluation. . this nation began with the private-property
      incentive from Bradford and company ... and has been
      retreating from it ever since. . we're stupid! -- j
      .
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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 5 years, 9 months ago
    Welcome to the Gulch, ArtIficiarius. Given that your post appears to be directly started as a result of my post, I am curious to hear your explanation as to why you didn't just comment on my post.
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