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Anger & Complicity in a Time of Limits

Mar 24, 2014 1 Comment by
In the second part of his interview with Alexander Ac, David Korowicz argues that the large-scale predicament and the emergent socio-economic stresses that we are beginning to experience has very little to with fraud, corruption and the greed of a tiny few. He believes it has a lot to do with our human civilization running into limits.
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How to be Trapped

Mar 17, 2014 3 Comments by
Our predicament and the tragedy of attempting change is: given time and resource constraints and the reality that we depend upon a de-localized networked system without central control, how do we change the system while ensuring we do not collapse its essential functions? By David Korowicz.
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Ignorance by Consensus

Nov 13, 2012 10 Comments by
A consensus becomes established out of the persistence of what it attempts to describe. It is inherently retrospective. It tends to assume that what has been, must continue. A couple of decades of low interest rates and stable global economic growth, and well, it becomes the natural order of things.
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Trade Off: Financial system supply-chain cross contagion – a study in global systemic collapse

Jun 17, 2012 12 Comments by
This new study by David Korowicz explores the implications of a major financial crisis for the supply-chains that feed us, keep production running and maintain our critical infrastructure. He uses a scenario involving the collapse of the Eurozone to show that increasing socio-economic complexity could rapidly spread irretrievable supply-chain failure across the world.
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Energy & Food Constraints will Collapse Global Economic Recovery

Jun 20, 2011 4 Comments by
We may rail against the regulators, politicians, and others who failed to understand and manage past risks, but we are just as culpable for our failure to engage with severe, well-signposted, imminent ones.
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In the world, at the limits to growth

May 14, 2011 5 Comments by
We imagine Ireland is in crisis, yet crisis is relative. Most people in the world would envy our material austerity and be thankful for our endlessly ‘collapsing’ health service. But with our expectations thwarted and in the anxiety of uncertainty, we are focussed inward. Yet we remain as deluded as ever.
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