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Stefan:

The point is that filter gives the exact idea versus amplifier. All  
the VSM literature is built this way. Maybe there is a need for a  
rectifier, but not in this context, I think.

Best regards,

Javier Livas

On May 6, 2009, at 12:43 AM, Stefan Wasilewski wrote:

> Most people seem to forget that this is a dynamic, a yin-yang symbol  
> spinning with its seed seemingly growing and dying. The context is a  
> large planet with lots of micro-boundaries, the problem is which  
> point to feedback and how. I mentioned to Javier that he uses  
> 'filter' but intuitively 'rectifier' is better for me because it  
> means the person doing the 'rectification' has filtered first and  
> then acts upon it with authority.
>
> On 5 May 2009, at 23:19, Nick Green wrote:
>
>> Thinking about it further (and having just re-run Javier's  
>> excellent video) it's probably a matter of computing good values  
>> for capability and potential, in VSM terms- and , as Javier says,  
>> directing the negative feedback to the right place.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Stefan Wasilewski
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 10:45 PM
>> Subject: Re: Stafford and Catastrophe Theory
>>
>> Will do, let you know!
>>
>> On 5 May 2009, at 22:35, Nick Green wrote:
>>
>>> The maths is pretty clear, except for one or two lines. In general  
>>> there's probably not much to learn here but in your case,  
>>> financial, it may well be possible to unambiguously identify a  
>>> Collapsing Factor (CF) and an Implicated Factor (IF). For the  
>>> financial crisis we might say American House prices and Liquidity.  
>>> But basically it's surely unwillingness to invest because of the  
>>> secretiveness about risk -which would be a different  
>>> model....Hmmm. Now I've got a headache.. Suggest you let yourself  
>>> off the hook a little by reading the last paragraph first!
>>>
>>> Best
>>>
>>> N.
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Stefan Wasilewski
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 9:25 PM
>>> Subject: Re: Stafford and Catastrophe Theory
>>>
>>> Now you've given me a headache!
>>>
>>>
>>> On 5 May 2009, at 20:44, Nick Green wrote:
>>>
>>>> http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/PUB/Documents/RM-75-016.pdf
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