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Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Apr 11 14:59:20 BST 2012


On Apr 11, 2012, at 7:58 AM, Gwynne Powell wrote:

> 
>> From: Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
>> On Apr 10, 2012, at 11:34 PM, Gwynne Powell wrote:
> 
>>>> From: Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
>>>> On Apr 10, 2012, at 3:26 PM, Karen Hunt wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Because talent and training tends to run in families, the system tends
>>>>> to work.  Yes, of course it misses many people, and yes, of course,
>>>>> one gets unsuited people in such jobs.  But, overall, it does better
>>>>> than a random lottery would have done, and if your society can't
>>>>> afford wide-spread education, then you're winning if you follow such a
>>>>> rule.
>>>> 
>>>> How do we measure this to see if it is accurate?
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> We study history. 		 	   		  
>> 
>> When have we had a random lottery to determine our rulers?
> Athens. 		 	   		  

I didn't know that.    So, does this example of one support or contradict the claim above?



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