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11th-Mar-2009 05:58 pm
Is there a word in English that describes a situation where either of the extreme outcomes is preferable to the balanced/compromise outcome?
11th-Mar-2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
11th-Mar-2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
No, that just means that it tends to divide people into diametrically opposed camps, not that compromise is the worst option.
11th-Mar-2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
Don't know. You could probably call it a polar solution, though.

There's also the possibility that "disequilibrium" is the concept you seek.

Edited at 2009-03-12 12:25 am (UTC)
12th-Mar-2009 12:11 am (UTC)
12th-Mar-2009 12:19 am (UTC)
I've heard that referred to as "Fucked in the Middle"
12th-Mar-2009 05:24 am (UTC)
Damned if you do and damned if you don't?
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