Friday, June 29, 2012

John Michael Greer — The Cussedness of Whole Systems

There’s an interesting divergence between the extreme complexity of the predicament that besets contemporary industrial civilization, on the one hand, and the remarkable simplicity of the failures of reasoning that have sent us hurtling face first into that predicament, on the other. Nearly all of those failures share a common root, which is the inability—or at least the unwillingness—of most people in the modern world to pay attention to the natural cussedness of whole systems.
Read it at The Archdruid Report
The Cussedness of Whole Systems
by John Michael Greer | Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America

This is post is about infinite demand for scarce resources and how human affect the system of which they are a part through their impact on real resources such as energy and food. Greer also looks at the non-financial implications of this in increasing financialization.

Whether one agrees with Greer's analysis or conclusions, this is the holistic approach that is needed for global logistics, with which the global economy and global economics is intimately involved. 

Back when, Bucky Fuller devised the World Game for the purpose as applying design science to the developing challenges.

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