All posts tagged “Agency

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Other people’s hoops.

The subject of agency came up in conversation yesterday, and its importance has stayed with me, rather like a stray dog looking for company. In social science, agency is defined as the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices.… Read More

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Do less, do more, do different

What I saw in a leafy English suburb this week, and wrote about yesterday is still unsettling me. I’ve always associated gated communities with the USA, but we are clearly good learners – we’ve taken the idea, put it in a Savile Row suit, and normalised it. … Read More

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I think that one of the unintended consequences of our near-obsession with data has been a massive dilution of agency – our ability to direct our actions based on our judgement at the time. I’ve been very aware recently of the number of reports and… Read More