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Apr 12, 2023Liked by Steve Templeton, PhD.

I am a retired federal employee. I can absolutely vouch for the opinion shared here by Steve. While there are a lot of hard working employees working for the Feds but they are in the minority. I was responsible for hiring my staff who were scientists and engineers so we had a highly functioning crew. Good article Steve.

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Apr 12, 2023Liked by Steve Templeton, PhD.

Great piece as usual. Should be required reading for anyone who thinks more government in any form is the answer.

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Apr 18, 2023Liked by Steve Templeton, PhD.

In any situation there are multiple risks. Could we not define the "failure to consider multiple competing risks as "due diligence failure". Then force Regulators to consider that risks such as escalating costs will make action unaffordable, and thus increasing the risk associated with doing nothing. For instance if a repair to a house is too expensive for the owner to repair, the risk is that the repair will not happen with down stream risk to the residents. (I see that in electrical codes, where fuses that worked fine for 50 years, need to be upgraded due to the possibility of a low risk event)

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Great point, John.

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Apr 13, 2023Liked by Steve Templeton, PhD.

Great piece Steve!

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Apr 12, 2023·edited Apr 13, 2023Liked by Steve Templeton, PhD.

Sorry

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Apr 12, 2023Liked by Steve Templeton, PhD.

So well written, thank you.

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Apr 12, 2023Liked by Steve Templeton, PhD.

Outstanding as always.

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Are you familiar with this popular social media meme about wolves being led by the oldest and sickest in the pack that was first shared widely around 2015? It resurfaces regularly even today:

https://factcheck.afp.com/sites/default/files/styles/list_xl/public/medias/factchecking/united_states/wolves_screenshot_red_x.jpg?itok=gCfSWLRw

It's not true. Even AFP factcheckers (not known for factchecking progressive propaganda) acknowledges that the assertions made in the meme are fanciful notions not based in reality:

https://factcheck.afp.com/sick-wolves-dont-lead-pack-and-leader-isnt-last-line

This type of social structure would result in certain death of the pack, all doomed to lives of misery as the weakest and sickest among them would be unable to make it to the nearest watering hole or food source. Eventually all of the members of the pack would become prey to stronger predators. Putting the sickest member of a pack in the front to lead is a suicide pact for all in the pack. The natural world is unforgiving.

Today's progressives believe they can remake man in their image, divorced from the natural world. The meme was shared regularly as if it was true. And most of the time when it was confronted with facts the friends and influencers who shared it said they didn't care, it was an ideal that we should live up to, we should aspire to emulate. Completely ignorant of how unforgiving the natural world is to fools.

The meme, divorced from reality, is what "Equity" looks like. Public health aspirations, as sure to fail as a herd of wolves led by the oldest, sickest in it, but don't tell them that. How progressives dismiss the natural world:

https://onlinepublichealth.gwu.edu/resources/equity-vs-equality/

It is Marxism glossed over by Madison Avenue, catchy linguistic retouch and marketing. By truly Mad Men:

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Mad-Men

The equal sharing of misery:

https://winstonchurchill.hillsdale.edu/socialism-is-the-philosophy-of-failure-winston-churchill/

The meme was shared, either intentionally or by algorithm programming with the effect of priming it's audience to the idea that we must allow our oldest and weakest to lead our pack society. Something that conniving predators skilled at deceit and manipulation benefit from, the human pack turned into prey by the predator class hell-bent on eliminating the strong packs that are capable of opposing them, by weakening them with suicidal mind-farkery programs.

An earlier Stack of mine explores this meme and the concept of psychological priming which is how the equal sharing of misery becomes desirable:

https://freedomfox.substack.com/p/foxes-know-wolves

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