Squatter Problem LO19982

Rol Fessenden (Rf9@compuserve.com)
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 22:45:51 -0500

Replying to LO19887 --


Thank you for your thoughtful response. I see that the squatting problem
in South Africa is considerably more complicated than here. In particular
the notion that someone can "squat" in a position in an organization, and
refuse to vacate the position, has not yet arrived in my locale.

I think our views on this problem or concept are similar. I certainly
have seen that those who did not value land ownership eventually came into
conflict -- usually losing -- with those who believed in land ownership.
It is interesting to speculate if land ownership, or more broadly, wealth
accumulation, is a self-reinforcing systems loop. I suspect it is.
Therefore, land ownership may enhance creativity as you suggest. I think
you are correct. It will also enhance other characteristics, such as
inequity. As a consequence, there are trade-offs to be considered.

At, I doubt that you gave the impression that LO depended on elimination
of poverty. I suspect I read and interpreted your message incorrectly.
That is what comes from jumping into the middle of a conversation, and I
apologize if I misstated your thoughts.

Your 'hot questions' are interesting. "Critical topics mastery' was
attempted by Senge. I suspect there is a lot of work still to be done
there. You also ask what learning modes will give best results. What do
you mean by that question?


Rol Fessenden

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