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David Hubbard

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Does anyone think that we can have an efficient, peaceful world?

I think it is possible for the population of the internet, which is over 38% of the population of planet Earth, to collectively design and demand a change in the manner that we are governed. We now have the ability to create a new system, by the people, for the people, worldwide.

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    Jul 27 2013: To have an efficient peaceful world the power systems have to be inverted. Right now the top positions of power become occupied with the absolute worst people on the planet, highly intelligent psychopaths. The higher you go up in any power system the more likely that person is going to be a psychopath. Read the books "Corporate Psychopaths" and "Snakes In Suits" to see the related science and get the picture. For world peace we need the least psychopathic making the decisions. It will never happen though as the good people are too trusting and too conditioned in thinking that psychopaths make the best leaders.
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      Jul 27 2013: Well Michael.........................suggest that if a study was done covering all demographics of social strata it would show per the usual 1000 population that there are more psychopaths per 1000 population in the lower social strata of society than in the higher social strata of society. But Hey I could be wrong.

      And then there is this to have a ponder......... :)

      http://boingboing.net/2012/12/31/which-professions-have-the-mos.html
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        Jul 27 2013: The current scientific evidence we have supports the idea that psychopaths are running things and does not support the general public's conditioned belief that the opposite is true. Read those books to understand. Here's just one example from the author of "Corporate Psychopaths":

        http://www.nowandfutures.com/large/ImplicationsOfCorporatePsychopaths(boddy).pdf
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          Jul 27 2013: Robert Hare, whose work is most often cited by those who write in this area, has taken issue with misinterpretations of his findings. His work is often somewhat misrepresented and then combined with speculation and what to an author seems a reasonable logical path to reach conclusions that cannot be defended empirically at this time.

          At one point in the linked article, the author makes a claim that there is no evidence that what he is putting forward is not true, and then he proceeds as if this suggests that the claim is likely sound, though there was no compelling evidence the claim was true either.

          Robert Hare does have his own site, which is likely the most authoritative source on the subject.

          I do not personally know about psychopaths or their prevalence in any sub-population of society, but I think the evidence many people use who write in this area is wobbly.
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        Jul 27 2013: Fritzie, Hare co-wrote "Snakes In Suits" with Paul Babiak who issued the statement you falsely claim Boddy himself made. Anyone else hear glass breaking?
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          Jul 28 2013: Well Michael I suggest it still begs the question of who is best suited to perform certain functions as noted here:

          http://boingboing.net/2012/12/31/which-professions-have-the-mos.html

          Ala: Most of the professions on the right require human connection, dealing with feelings and most of them don’t offer much power. Psychopaths, by their very nature, would not be drawn to or very good at these things.

          On the other hand, most of the roles on the left do offer power and many require an ability to make objective, clinical decisions divorced from feelings. Psychopaths would be drawn to these roles and thrive there.

          Which in turn begs the question would you (as a shareholder in your country and a share portfolio holder) prefer it to be run/managed by an objective rationalist or an indecisive emotive bleeding heart that can't/won't make/take the hard decisions sometimes required?

          Just curious, just asking.
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          Jul 28 2013: I'd suggest anyone read your link, as well as visit Hare's site for his concerns about the misinterpretation of his work, and come to their own conclusions on the matter.
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        Jul 28 2013: Well Blade since I'm not morally or mentally retarded I prefer things like the Holocaust to not happen so I don't want psychopaths in power. Perhaps a happy compromise would be to let psychopaths lead but keep the populace properly educated about them and have something like the original US constitution (now in tatters) to prevent them from doing too much harm.
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        Jul 28 2013: I agree Fritzie people should read Hare's website about any misrepresentation, particularly about Jon Ronson's shameful but entertaining book. What I don't understand is why you're repeatedly bringing this issue up here. Are you claiming Boddy misrepresented Hare's work? If so that quite an unsupported claim since there is no mention of Boddy on Hare's site except one informational link to one of his papers.

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