Monthly Archives: October 2013

“Save the World” Reading List: 2013 Update

illustration of the complex relationship between economy, energy/resources, and ecology, by the author (‘up’ arrow means ‘increase’; ‘down’ arrow means ‘decrease’); economic collapse, resource exhaustion and runaway climate change: we are on track to face all three in the next … Continue reading

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Articulating Our Agreements With Each Other

Before lawyers screwed everything up royally, human society operated largely on the basis of agreements. Many of these were tacit, but some were explicit, often marked by ceremony. Economies were initially sharing economies, built on trust. Currencies were later introduced, … Continue reading

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Embracing Complexity: Seeking Appreciation Instead of ‘Understanding’

NASA depiction of Earth’s night sky in 3.75B years when the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are colliding The thing that humans most hate about complexity is that it’s infinite: it can never be fully understood. And because of that, … Continue reading

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