Tradition -vs- Modernity

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TRADITION -vs- MODERNITY

When it is worth sacrificing "traditional" ways of doing things in the name of modernity, progress, clarity or efficiency?

Do you tend to side with valuing "time-tested" traditions, or you are more sympathetic to "reformers" and in what situations/contexts?

1. SSC's review of "Seeing Like A State"
https://slatestarcodex.com/2017/03/16/book-review-seeing-like-a-state/

2. Chesterton's Fence principle
https://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Chesterton%27s_Fence

3. Tradition is smarter than you are
https://scholars-stage.blogspot.com/2018/08/tradition-is-smarter-than-you-are.html

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