> OK, what is your theory?
Are you familiar with Cornel’s hotel school? https://sha.cornell.edu/ The reason they are so great is because the students are actually running a real live hotel. The same way we train doctors and scientists, but hardly anyone else. What if we trained citizens and political leaders the same way, by curating a real world experience? BLISS Stands for Barkworth’s Live-action Incarnational Ssocietal Ssimulator. Barksworth is a character I literally dreamed up, where I’ve been imagining how he and his ex-supermodel wife go about accidentally reinventing society (nothing written down yet, alas). The Municipal University reimagines college as a city. There are no departments or businesses. Everything is a “service”, with a triple mission of serving customers, training students, and improving the state of the art. The city itself is run by the government service, which periodically experiments with different models of governance. Values are taught by Dunbars, Households or collections of households up to ~100 residents that publish and enforce their own particular values, especially around Money, Sex, and Power. The Muniversity does not prescribe these, but does enforce the core values of: - respect - science - service Thus, Dunbar’s (or larger Clans that share the same explicit values) are tracked by the success of their alumni to develop an empirical dataset About the impact of different values and practices. Rather than a rigid distinction between staff, faculty, and students, each person can participate in different roles depending on the context. Some start out sponsored, like traditional students, but can quickly earn BlissBucks as their skills mature (whose exchange rate with US Dollars is managed by the Finance Service). The joke is that the only jobs you cannot train for at BLISS are “Prostitute” and “college professor.” Everyone must become expert at something that has intrinsic value to society. There is no formal graduation; You can grow up, get married, and buy a house with an off-campus Dunbar while still being a citizen of the muniversity. Though most eventually get Commisioned to live out BLISS values elsewhere. Anyway, this was more intended as a plot device and social commentary that a practical proposal. But it was a fun thought experiment. And an interesting hypothesis about how to answer your question. Thoughts? E Sent from my iPhone > On Feb 12, 2018, at 12:31, Billy Rojas <1billyro...@buglephilosophy.com> > wrote: > > I will make a wild guess and say that you agree with the sentiment. > > > > -- -- Centroids: The Center of the Radical Centrist Community <RadicalCentrism@googlegroups.com> Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/RadicalCentrism Radical Centrism website and blog: http://RadicalCentrism.org --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Centroids: The Center of the Radical Centrist Community" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to radicalcentrism+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.