Jeff Gates, Joseph Beuys, Dying Democracy LO29475

From: Alan Cotterell (
Date: 11/09/02

Replying to LO29470 --


About your paradoxical 'healing poison', the difference between a poison
and a medicine is usually the dose. The tolerable dose/effect
relationship is based on risk to the user.

We often see the need for a balanced approach, e.g. in the case of
Operational Risk, there is a need to balance requirements for quality,
safety, environment, and security.

The balanced approach is usually dictated by the perceived need for
safety, i.e. 'a situation or condition where risks are minimised to a
level tolerable to all stakeholders'.

Although uncertainty may be handled through risk management, decisions
should also take into consideration, community, organisational and
individual values, so that they are ethical.

Best Regards,
Alan Cotterell


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