The Centerhold Decoded, A little piece of Wikipedia
The goal here is to discuss the issues of the day on a level beyond that which you find in the partisan poo-throwing competitions on 24-hour news channels.
However, due to the inadequacy of the modern news industry – and its relentless pursuit of the lowest common denominator – there will be many cases in which jargon, metrics, or concepts are discussed that many readers may not fully understand. Imagine a discussion on the labor market: metrics such as the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR), or U4-U6 unemployement rates, or similar jargon, may be unfamiliar to most readers. In those cases – often upon request – I will include a post that explains that concept.
My goal will be to have many such excerpts that can be linked to from any discussion, and there may be times when I ask someone more expert than myself in a particular field to type up an excerpt for our library of linked explanations.
These posts are not intended to be discussions, they are definitions and/or explanations of concepts, theory, laws, system dynamics, etc… that are not in question. The root post in an advanced discussion is going to be long enough that there’s no benefit to bogging down the discussion with endless repetition of the same explanations. It would be better for all if the explanations were in their own separate posts and linked to from articles that would benefit from understanding these concepts.
Another advantage of this structure is that any time any reader is involved in a discussion on another forum – or even an e-mail or facebook exchange – they can link to a concise explanation of the concept in question.
There may be cases where further questions or considerations, or – God forbid – mistakes (I am human, after all), may appear in one of these explanations. When this is the case, by all means bring it up in the comment section of a root article in which the explanation post is linked… or just send us a message.
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