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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.
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  From: Stefan Wasilewski 
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  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
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      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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