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The End of US Economic Growth? By Robert Gordon

There is a great article by Robert Gordon in 3Quarks Daily today that suggests that US economic growth is over. You can read the whole article (and I strongly suggest you do tax your attention span in that way) at:  … Continue reading

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Confirmation Bias and Climate Change

Someone just asked my conflict favourite question: ‘What would it take to change your mind?’ It was in an excellent article by Tom Chivers in yesterday’s UK Daily Telegraph. Read it. It might change your mind but remember the impact … Continue reading

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Top Twelve Ways to Intervene in Complex Systems by Donella Meadows (1941-2001)

I often forget how much we live in a world dominated by complex systems: ecological, political, economic, religious, whatever. And how much our belief systems ignore this fundamental reality. I have just finished the late Donna Meadows marvelous book ‘Thinking … Continue reading

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Foxes, Hedgehogs and Forecasting: Philip Tetlock

I like the above diagram from Philip Tetlock’s great book on political forecasting ‘Expert Political Judgment’ which suggests ways we can improve, as well as the factors that damage, our ability to forecast political and other events. It is based … Continue reading

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Denial of the Rise of Fascism: Winston Churchill Quote

For some reason, I have always seen a close connection between the Appeasement process, that denied the seriousness of the rise of fascism in Germany, Austria and Italy in the 1930s, until it was almost too late; and the denial that … Continue reading

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Anthropocene Thinking: Daniel Goleman (1946-) EDGE Essay

It is hard to select from the gems in the latest EDGE essay collection ‘This Will Make You Smarter‘ edited by John Brockman but this article is I think another very important one. It is by Daniel Goleman known for … Continue reading

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Re-inventing the Sacred: Religion and the Environment: Gregory Bateson (1904-1980)

I have always liked this quote from the anthropologist Gregory Bateson, which I have posted before:  ‘If you put God outside and set him vis-a-vis his creation and if you have the idea that you are created in his image, … Continue reading

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