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68 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 November 2007 09:01AM

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Comment author: Ritalin 24 November 2012 11:21:07PM 0 points [-]

Adhocracies seem specifically designed to avoid this problem at an institutional level.

The word is a portmanteau of the Latin ad hoc, meaning "for the purpose", and the suffix -cracy, from the ancient Greek kratein (κρατεῖν), meaning "to govern",

With characteristics such as those described in the Wikipedia article I linked, is it possible to institutionalize avoidance of institutional incompetence, such as what we described here?