Gringo view: Order and disorder

It is undeniable that money buys power and power begets money in a perfect loop. What politician has the fortitude to ignore the voices and priorities of big donors who can make or break their futures?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) “There is no order which is complete and there is no conforming order worth mustering which does not invite, for its life, the constant and random supply of fresh disorder.”

Looking at the world in the 1950s, the eminent English critic R.P. Blackmur (whom I was lucky enough to have had as a mentor at university), proposed that the “random supply of fresh disorder” was inherent in the natural development and growth of our cultures.

Disorder was an ‘invitation’ for change and as we have seen in Silicon Valley’s ethos of disruption, the . . .

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