#Cyberpeacefare "Systems Approach/SystemsThinking":

Fellow Members: Ask a friend/colleague to describe your coffee mug.  If the emphasis is on the physical description (e.g.,off white,size, handle, round etc) without stressing function (to contain and facilitate drinking coffee), the person probably is not trained in "systems thinking." ". Question what is system objective function of cyberpeacefare ? Al

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Comment by David Harold Chester on February 20, 2019 at 5:46am

Al LeBlank is right about my methods, but I do not include chaos theory directly.

If my model were to be used to simulate the progress of our macroeconomics system, and if the inputs were to include the rising prices and withheld opportunities for the access rights to land, as speculators continue to benefit at everyone else's cost, then a similar economics crisis would be reached again, as occured in 2007. The chaos would become apparent as well as its cause.

However the cure is a bit more deep, and may be found in the writings of Henry George, whose 1879 book "Progress and Poverty" includes an explanation as well as a cure for poverty. Modern versions of this theory are available.

Comment by Al LeBlanc on February 19, 2019 at 3:39pm

David: Sounds like unifying "systems approach" model, with functional flow diagrams and feedback loops, et al.  Are you incorporating chaos theory ?  Having studied macro and micro economics, free enterprise, sociology and psychology (human behavior, politics/gpvernment,you might consider modeling  a system of systems (more complex system/subsystem interfaces/independent subsystems ?  Sorry I can"t give you more feedback; I have the Parkinson shakes.  Al

Comment by David Harold Chester on February 17, 2019 at 1:02pm

I am a mug for ever thinking I could discuss this subject. But i must add that my approach to understanding how our social system works is certainly within the field of systems-thinking. It is so unusual for an economist to think in this way that i should add that my training was as an engineer first and as an economist second. Here is an abstract of my recent paper on this subject:

A fully comprehensive representative model of our national macroeconomics is derived from first principles, using the absolutely minimum necessary amount of analytic logic. Two vital features of the procedure for portraying our society are that it is to be modeled by using a diagram, and that it is in the form of a system. This presentation of the structure is essential, for us to properly understand about how our whole macroeconomics system works and to explain and analyze it. Two basic assumptions are necessary to reduce the otherwise undefined complex society to a manageable model. These are firstly that the system connects a number of particular types of traded exchanges of goods, services, access rights, legal documents, etc., and secondly that they pass between various pairs of discrete unique role-playing agents or entities. The many similar exchange activities are idealized aggregates within the paths of the system. It is found that only a limited number of kinds of these exchanges are needed, and that an even smaller number of the entities suffice to cover the whole system. Derived from the general nature of our society, there are but 10 necessarily different kinds of these exchanges and they are sub-divided and included in a table of 19 specific mutual flows of money, being exchanged for goods, services, etc. It is found that these flows need to pass between only 6 entities. From the resulting tabulated list, a block-and-flow diagram or model is drawn. Since the minimum number of activities were logically determined and incorporated using the least number of individual entities, it is concluded that this system is the simplest possible, yet still being a sufficiently complete model of our society, arranged in an absolutely ideal, logical and best scientific form, for further use.

For those who are more deeply concerned about this vital subject please visit SSRN 2865571 and read the whole paper and see the diagram of the resulting model. And then possibly, for those who wish to go even deeper into what I am saying, write to me at   chesterdh@hotmail.com and request my recent 310 page e-book on the subject, and learn to avoid all the past confusion that the humanists have introduced into what should be a truly scientific matter.

Comment by Al LeBlanc on November 9, 2013 at 2:51pm

Valentine: The system objective function of cyberpeacefafre is "World Peace & Planet Survival" As the First Global Ethics Network Cyberpeacecitizen (by RTing "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me" &U/UsAll" you are conducting cyberpeacefare. Unfortunately, your RT didn't cause a cyberworldworldpeaceuprising.  Thanks for supporting the cause of "us/all"many peace advocates.  Got any ideas on how to cause a "cyberspaceworldpeaceuprising" ?  Al

Comment by Valentine Olushola Oyedipe on November 9, 2013 at 10:59am

A friend did only describe  the handle of my coffee mug without stressing function.Then what is system objective function of Cyberpeacefare Mr. Al?

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