Dominic cummings. Dominic Cummings: brilliant eccentric or evil genius?

Britain after Brexit

Dominic cummings

Instead, I voted to remain for what I believed to be purely pragmatic reasons, i. It was backed by several millennia of systematic, scientific, astronomical observation… Nothing of this sort has occurred in economics. While I have talked to Michael Nielsen and Bret Victor about their ideas, in no way should this blog be taken as their involvement in anything to do with my ideas or plans or agreement with anything written above. What was confusing about my comment concerning the unelected status of our current poor excuse for a prime minister? This has tweaked up much of how engineering goes about its business. There is huge scope for a Parliament-mandated small and extremely elite Red Team operating next to, and in some senses above, the Cabinet Office to ensure diversity of opinions, fight groupthink and other standard biases, make sure lessons are learned and so on. Large teams develop recent successes, by solving acknowledged problems and refining common designs. He had been dismayed when Gove had challenged Johnson for the leadership after the 2016 referendum.

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On the referendum #32: Science/productivity — a) small teams are more disruptive, b) ‘science is becoming far less efficient’

Dominic cummings

The whole thing is an embarrassing farce. It is unfit to represent the electorate, most obviously. But twenty years ago I was impressed by George Monbiot for much the same reasons. If the agent involved were a potential pandemic pathogen, such a community release could lead to a worldwide pandemic with many fatalities. The idea and use of mathematical proofs to ensure some small parts of a system are safe has been in use for more than 50 years. Mr Cummings wrote a on return from Sci Foo, detailing what he learned and the implications he derived.

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Brexit: Meet Dominic Cummings, the brain behind Boris Johnson's plan

Dominic cummings

This blindness is connected to another fundamental fact: critical institutions including the senior civil service and the parties are programmed to fight to stay dysfunctional, they fight to stay closed and avoid learning about high performance, they fight to exclude the most able people. His mother went on to university, and then worked as a teacher and behavioural specialist. This could result from a conservative review process, proposals designed to anticipate such a process or a planning effect whereby small teams lock themselves into large-team inertia by remaining accountable to a funded proposal. If anything it was a sign of disgust at an incompetent government that had cost everyone in Britain around £10,000 in lost opportunities since they were elected. The structure is general in Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, Scotland and Ireland, and also in large parts of France, Spain, and Italy. Like Mark Hodgson, thank you. However, what this does to overall levels of violence is a much bigger question.

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Inside the mind of Dominic Cummings

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There has clearly been no attempt to learn from our best examples about how to use the room as a tool. The Brexit Party and the Lib Dems represent the two poles: no deal or revoke. He said he wouldn't have won the referendum without the anti — immigration voters, hence the emphasis on Turkey by Johnson, Gove etc in the last few weeks of the campaign — Bill Bates BillBates01 So much unresolved, especially if one reads , as I still tend to do. Cummings understands well the man whose government he is running. Are the diploma educated in or out of the mass psychology? He clearly prioritised headlines over truth-seeking.

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REVEALED: ‘Anti

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Vote Leave was found to have broken electoral law over spending limits by the Electoral Commission, and Mr Cummings was held in contempt of Parliament for failing to respond to a summons to appear before, and give evidence to, the culture, media and sport select committee. They lack the wide ranging curiosity, the bloody-minded desire to find out what works, the courage to swim against the tide. Wartime ally; Christmas Tree; fjords, mountains, and loads of fresh fish; Hurtigruten; lovely people, especially lovely women; midnight sun; Lappland, reindeer, Father Christmas; hideously expensive alcohol…er, ok, hideously expensive alcohol, not so much, but apart from that, Norway is nice. With this dismantling of the West much is not clear at all. Britain is unusual in that ministers have little sway over who runs their department and limited ability to make appointments, compared with similar political systems like Australia and Canada.

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Reliable models are even harder to find. There are tools available if new people do want to take these things seriously. But yes, emigration is a problem for Lithuania. In a lot of cases, what was required was just some common sense. I suppose the equivalent to the rational economic agent in climate science would be the predictable weather pattern — the climate which varies in a regular way season by season. The fire is now blocked.

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Dominic Cummings: the Brexit Connexion

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While German peasants were reading the Bible in the vernacular, the Italian printers were turning out elegant Latin translations of the Greek classics for the amusement of cardinals. What new elements of cognition can we invent? The mammalian-airborne-transmissible, highly pathogenic avian influenza created in the Fouchier and Kawaoka labs should be able to infect humans through the air, and the viruses could be deadly. Agreed as technologies and likewise achievement levels , spread, then the ripple of this itself can provide impetus for cultural changes and can temporarily favour one side over another. And so they remain private, or are only discussed informally with expert colleagues. Certainly not of social class in the Marxist sense. This is why reports suggesting Cummings will leave his present role within days of delivering Brexit are paradoxical. Few Leavers or Remainers will compromise with their ideal scenario on offer.

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