Author: Greg Walsh

Feedback – can pure science model the social sciences?

Greg Walsh

History is full of examples of leaders who lacked negative feedback.  Empathy and conscience provide negative feedback, and the psychopathic personality who lacks these becomes the despot or tyrant. He or she then consolidates his/her position by assigning parcels of lesser power to those considered to augment the advantage. This accumulation of power can be considered positive feedback – there is no control or restraint. Machiavelli described the  techniques in his book The Prince.

The Empire harks back

Greg Walsh
Boris Johnson's imperial measures

Mr Johnson has heard his supporters’ appeals for a return to imperial units, so pounds and ounces, perhaps along with other old favourites, could be visited upon us shortly.