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Steering and Scale Change

  • Myron J. Frankman
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Abstract

Learning has been central to the human experience: learning from errors, successes, others (both near and distant), and the records (in whatever form). The applications gained from systematic observation, science, have been key to the human experience. No people could have survived without such observations forming the basis for individual and group practices. Imitating, reacting, adapting, and combining have been at the heart of the contact between cultures from the very earliest times. Nonetheless, who may learn and what may be learned is commonly subject to societal controls shaped by community goals. When stability is held to be a higher value than change, unfettered curiosity-driven inquiry is regarded as a threat and certain lines of critical scrutiny are discouraged.

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Scale Change Flexible Labor Market Fiscal Federalism Payment Surplus Common External Tariff 
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  • Myron J. Frankman
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  1. 1.McGill UniversityCanada

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