self-correcting love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Correcting its or one's own mistakes.
  • adj. Of or being a typewriter mechanism that allows for automatic correction of a typing error.


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  • But it is self-correcting, which is why the rails lead so steadily upward and onward.

    Creative Capitalism

  • They finally saw what people such as I had been saying for a long time: The market is not self-correcting.

    The Good Fight

  • But voters cannot make this self-correcting mechanism work unless they have the facts.

    The Good Fight

  • Most objectionable to me is the specious argument that “The Market” will take care of everything and be self-correcting and hence no laws or regulations are required at all – this despite all the evidence that the first thing that corporations do when faced with negative feedback from The Market is to bury it or ignore it.

    Think Progress » In Effort To Smear The President, Gingrich Suggests Obama Would Have Allied With Anti-Nazi Party

  • Too, the markets have "built-in self-correcting compensatory mechanisms", government intervention alters the "self-correcting" ability of the markets.

    Obama: 'Economy is growing again'

  • At that time, the classical economic consensus was that free markets are self-correcting and could be relied upon to restore employment and economic growth.

    Toward A New Economic Consensus

  • Most psychological pathologies appear quite comprehensible as distortions of that homeostatic system into vicious cycles, destabilising feedback loops that render an individual dysfunctional because the system has become self-disrupting rather than self-correcting.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • Arguably, this dichotomy is a deeply unhealthy attitude, a neurosis situating self entirely in the superego and demonising the libido as a base and bestial “animal nature” that must be mastered, rather than the natural self-correcting impulses of a homeostatic system designed to maintain a dynamic equilibrium.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • One might be more sanguine if it were self-correcting, but in general Democratic control leads to more land-use and zoning controls, and hence makes housing unaffordable, making the middle-class feel poor.

    Class and Voting: Chavismo and Bushismo

  • We believe Earth and its ecosystems--created by God's intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence --are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory. . .

    Victor Stenger: The Folly of Faith


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