"The Glass Bead Game is thus a mode of playing with the total contents and values of our culture; it plays with them as, say, in the great age of the arts a painter might have played with the colors on his palette. All the insights, noble thoughts, and works of art that the human race has produced in its creative eras, all that subsequent periods of scholarly study have reduced to concepts and converted into intellectual values -- on all this immense body of intellectual values the Glass Bead Game player plays like the organist on an organ. And this organ has attained an almost unimaginable perfection; its manuals and pedals range over the entire intellectual cosmos; its stops are almost beyond number."
Something like this has been my life-long dream. The project I've worked on is like a front-end for this, using "discourse" to get folk working through the complex web of person's meanings and values. see http://gnodal.protension.com
As I commented on RB Reich's post (https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/posts/632398970147737?stream_ref=10):
""Raising minimum wage" ... there are a few key propositions that are stated as though apodictic; my work on #DeliberativePolitics and #ParticipatoryDeliberation focus on debunking those myths."