Complexity and Its Cult

The world seems to be getting increasingly complicated. For some people, however, that's just fine and dandy. You see, these people actually want things to be complicated. They celebrate complexity. They have a fetish for complexity. They think that if something is complex, it's good. They are congregants in the Cult of Complexity. Many complexity cultists are progressives. Notice how progressives often try to score points in a debate (or shut it down) by saying that their opponent's idea is "too simplistic." The truth has got to be complex for such people. Many celebrities also have a fixation on complexity. Notice how celebs often drop that oh-so-chic word: "complex." Here's celebrity Matt Damon speaking at an education rally: That's the thing, see, you take this MBA-style thinking, right, it's the problem with Ed. policy right now. It's this intrinsically paternalistic view of problems that are much more complex than that. [Video] Right on, dude! You tell 'em, Matty boy. The...(Read Full Article)