Commenter 'riskviews' recently suggested: I would guess that Grid-Group Theory would predict that it would not itself be widely accepted. In fact, I belive that if it WERE widely accepted, then that would prove it false. There are a few possible responses to this interesting proposition. First, riskviews could be right. Cultural theory has been explored in … Continue reading Does Cultural Theory predict its own rejection?
Nick Naylor: Right there, looking into Joey's eyes, it all came back in a rush. Why I do what I do. Defending the defenseless, protecting the disenfranchised corporations that have been abandoned by their very own consumers: the logger, the sweatshop foreman, the oil driller, the land mine developer, the baby seal poacher... Polly Bailey: … Continue reading The Dark Side of Cultural Theory
Matthew Taylor at the RSA has recently argued that the Green movement is its own worst enemy. This is so, he says, because in holding that ‘every little helps’ there has been a lack of policy focus on global warming solutions. This exposes a ‘scattershot’ approach to global warming (my term, not his) that has … Continue reading Climate Change: time to focus
I'm still thinking about fatalism as one of the four cultures of Grid-group cultural theory. Even in the United States, whose mascot is Lady Liberty, not Lady Luck, and don't we all know it, there is clear evidence of fatalist activism. Nassim Taleb and the 'epistemic arrogance' of anti-fatalists Nassim Taleb is certainly a man … Continue reading Fatalism in America today
It seems Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA, former chief political strategy advisor in the UK, is popularising grid/group cultural theory on his blog - and provoking an interesting discussion within and beyond the RSA.
Two recent blog comments are critical of the way I have presented grid-group cultural theory's four cultures. At journalist George Monbiot's Guardian blog, TheNuclearOption says: FourCultures: Astrology at least gives one 12 choices, rather than limiting it to four. People are wild chaotic creatures who at any time can flap their wings and turn into … Continue reading Grid-Group Cultural Theory: a way of trying not to fool yourself?