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    Trade Off: Financial system supply-chain cross contagion – a study in global systemic collapse That is a brief discussion of the longer paper by the author. (with PDF link)

    David Korowicz is a physicist and human systems ecologist.  His interests include systemic risk, risk management and emergency planning.
    In Tipping Point: Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production (review for PDF download) he argues that the defining dynamic of our civilization is the withdrawal of energy from a complex and integrated system adapted only to growing. A managed “de-growth” is impossible; what is required is rapid emergency planning coupled with a plan for longer-term adaptation.
    Article led to the site. Feasta:Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability.
    Feasta was launched in Dublin in October 1998 to explore the economic, cultural and environmental characteristics of a truly sustainable society, and to disseminate the results of this exploration to the widest relevant audience.
    Not surprising
    Feasta is badly in need of funding at present. Early in 2013 we will lose a sizable proportion of our core funding owing to the winding down of a trust fund.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 12:08:11 AM PST

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