GDP is no longer a useful measure of economic progress: "What Will Succeed GDP?"
(Plus- The Communist Manifesto)
“The welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measurement of national income as defined by the GDP”*…
Grope for good gauges: https://bit.ly/2NirkYA
An environmental historian looks at how Americans treat corpses and what it means: “She Sees Dead Bodies”
“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future”*…
Muse on memorializing mortality: https://bit.ly/2Ek7Lwa
The future isn't what it used to be: "The library of the future: a vision of 1983 from 1883"
“It is likely that libraries will carry on and survive, as long as we persist in lending words to the world that surrounds us, and storing them for future readers”*…
Browse in bliss: https://bit.ly/2XagurY
When the U.S.S.R. collapsed, Washington bet on the global spread of democratic capitalist values—and lost: "Russian-Style Kleptocracy Is Infiltrating America"
(Plus- Jesse James)
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster”*…
Get down with Diogenes: https://bit.ly/2DCyaUj
Geoengineering: "Giant Mirrors. Ocean Whitening. Here’s How Exxon Wanted to Save the Planet"
(Plus- the father of Cultural Ecology)
“Climate change isn’t an “issue” to add to the list of things to worry about, next to health care and taxes. It is a civilizational wake-up call.”*…
Head for the hills: https://bit.ly/2D9i5oN
How subjective maps can be used to manipulate opinion: "These 'Persuasive Maps' Want You to Believe"
“People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive”*…
Find your way: https://bit.ly/2S4iwva
Have helped start lots of orgs (e.g., GBN, Wired, Oxygen); of late, mostly NGOs. Still practice scenario planning, mostly with not-for-profits.
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