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some related series of tweets grouped by color -- some important systems principles highlighted  

 

 

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@InvasiveNotes Oh, why all information is faulty is it's abstracted, from complex relationships in complex environments stripped away.

22 Dec 2011

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Lnkd.in/iW_PcM I added the following as a comment to the original article from Forcasting.Net "Predicting the Global Economic...

22 Dec 2011 11AM

836

Now, then... why is it that the world expert community consensus is that we can reduce our footprint on the earth by expanding more rapidly?

22 Dec 2011 9AM

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If God isn't what makes it *so visibly clear* only multiplying is profoundly *not fruitful*, then he's just another of our self-deceptions.

22 Dec 2011 9AM

834

If God isn't within the resolution of new beginnings by harmonizing with what they touch, he's really missing out on something.

22 Dec 2011 9AM

833

If God isn't within the bursts of new relationships that begin all the large and small storms of live, he's missing out on something.

22 Dec 2011 9AM

832

Why look for it in our words instead of in life's things. Why not look more deeply into what it is in life that inspires them?

22 Dec 2011 9AM

831

Why not look for it in the immediacy of life itself, not the retelling of theory and fable we invent, but in the very brilliance of reality?

22 Dec 2011 9AM

830

Why not look for the pulse of the universe in the bursts of innovation that begin any event, visibly what makes life and time so "lively".

22 Dec 2011 9AM

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Why, though? Don't all people deeply desire to put their finger on the pulse of the universe?

21 Dec 2011

828

Maybe it's that human culture has no connections at all with the living world it's part of... I do feel like such an alien bringing it up.

21 Dec 2011

827

It turns science into both an actual and metaphorical treasure hunt, for hints on where to look for the secrets of our living world!

21 Dec 2011

826

An ideal place to look for missing information, on how nature "connects the dots", is studying the growth of new environmental systems.

21 Dec 2011

825

Searching for information you're missing is a task of discovering how nature "connects the dots", not how one's own social values would.

21 Dec 2011

824

Is it better to search for information you're missing, or a theory to make sense of information you have? The latter is surely easier!

21 Dec 2011

823

Lnkd.in/6ZGmrg Missing from world concern for the food crisis is our growing food/fuel demand, with no regulatory or supply solution.

21 Dec 2011

822

Spreading our most important social values will never be heard by nature, *unless* we assign value to understanding her processses.

20 Dec 2011

821

information theory proves that the perfect imitation is the real thing. But what do you need to see that all information is really faulty??

20 Dec 2011

820

It's the natural meaning of "maturity", when energy use stops growing and real knowledge growth begins, stabilizing scale to grow in wisdom.

20 Dec 2011

819

An odd hidden fact of life is what money measures is exchanges for energy use, REAL"knowledge economy" grows on a no-growth economy.

20 Dec 2011

818

Like we could have ever improving healthcare for fixed cost too, defining that as the need instead of multiplying profits to break the bank.

20 Dec 2011

817

We could have economies of growing knowledge, ever broader and deeper on a constant budget as a future, just not growing profits and energy.

20 Dec 2011

816

@tedtalks @innovatorsblog That we don't share minds, we can't check any other, for the whole self-responsiveness of all living things.

19 Dec 2011

815

You can see time as an addition process in growth, cycles of stimulus & response add a little each time, going in circles to get somewhere.

19 Dec 2011

814

Being unaware of time as a process of addition also hides why earning by %'s and by $'s diverges, as the real source of wealth disparity.

19 Dec 2011

813

Mistaking efficient increase with decrease, for saving the earth, comes with living in the "ever-present", unaware of time as addition.

19 Dec 2011

812

How did doing development that adds to our impacts on the earth so efficiently it is said to reduce them... get called "sustainability"??

19 Dec 2011

811

Any time contentious questions come up, someone seems to be arguing their imagination is without bound. Shouldn't that make us suspicious?

19 Dec 2011

810

Steiglitz now saying US economy in drift toward depression. wnyc.org/shows/bl/2011/… ..Or is it simply nature's way of shedding excess demand?

19 Dec 2011

809

Human designs are SO unresponsive to what's hidden from view. To nature's magically sustained bursts of organization NOTHING seems hidden.

19 Dec 2011

808

@Frances_Coppola @edwardnh The 5000 years of debt have also been turmoil, misunderstanding "be fruitful and multiply".. creditwritedowns.com/2011/12/the-hi

19 Dec 2011

807

Why life is so magical, is partly that how the myriad natural systems behave by themselves, beyond our view, is itself truly magical.

18 Dec 2011

806

@yesmagazine - A small giant problem with Kortens & #Occupy just blaming "the bandits". yesmagazine.org/people-power/d…

18 Dec 2011

805

The values #TEEB puts on nature also miss the impacts of money hidden by a lack of receipts. synapse9.com/SEA #TED on.ted.com/A5wm

18 Dec 2011

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@CapInstitute On #Keystone, Obama just needs to do the math. A greatly expanding commitment to outmoded technology won't be profitable.

18 Dec 2011

803

@LarissaDrekonja .. and when people don't care,.. then count on nature to not let that to continue, as not caring is just abdication.

18 Dec 2011

802

But society is unified in asking gov. and biz. to continually grow our profits, incomes and demands on the earth, destabilizing the earth.

18 Dec 2011

801

People don't actually need ever doubling incomes, so finding how that is destabilizing the earth is a signal to stop, not itself a problem.

18 Dec 2011

800

What ties money to reality is how we use it, destabilizing our world most directly using it to multiply our instructions for our world?

18 Dec 2011

799

Both common sense and calculus say you don't slow things down being efficient at speeding them up, ..what our money myths have us ALL doing.

16 Dec 2011

798

If pushing harder earns new penalties rather than rewards, it's often a sign of natural resistance, not a call to sacrifice and push harder.

16 Dec 2011

797

@postgrowth @socialadvoc8 Adapting to forces beyond your control is very natural, but in our case also lets them keep getting worse.

16 Dec 2011

796

Renewables won't give you limitless growing energy, but more sustainable jobs than dirty oil pipelines to be abandoned to save the climate.

15 Dec 2011

795

@cjeder #Occupy's policy is "everybody's pissed" a true self-affirming social value, not an insight into what to do, so it isn't strategy.

14 Dec 2011

794

Basically, regulators haven't noticed that the earth has started producing less, so the banks suffer from their own taking of ever more.

14 Dec 2011

793

By avoiding policy debate the #Occupy policy becomes "everyone made happy", and nearly all agreeing on a range of contradictory things.

14 Dec 2011

792

The basic problem is trusting things that work in our heads to work in the world. Nature is simply not persuaded by our social battles.

14 Dec 2011

791

Social values actually don't make good economic theory, wishful thinking replacing what has to work. Wish the economists knew that too.

14 Dec 2011

790

So in our continuing war with nature we're losing decisive battles, society consumed with contradictory policy no one checks with reality.

14 Dec 2011

789

The social value *everyone* agrees on is "things should work", but then never check if their social policy would have that effect.

14 Dec 2011

788

Investors react even worse, of course, to finding their natural fiduciary duty is to spend their profits so the earth isn't over-invested.

13 Dec 2011

787

So, my question is why our culture so afraid of reality, when that is clearly not a diversion, but the only way out of a jam.

13 Dec 2011

786

One glaring one is the world use of efficiency to expand production, treated as blasphemy by greens claiming the opposite for consumption!!

13 Dec 2011

785

When the schemes of the "good guys" are as mad or madder than those of the "bad guys", then you have a real problem!

13 Dec 2011

784

@giyom - yes, "conquering death" with average impacts of using 8000btu, like 1/2kg CO2 & paving more earth, per $1. synapse9.com/design/dollars

13 Dec 2011

783

I mention it, as the world DOES measure the energy use for products as "0" when lacking information, not "average"...http://synapse9.com/SEA

12 Dec 2011

782

Like treating a lack of information as proof of what you like, with the energy cost of using money = 0 not "average", if you can't trace it.

12 Dec 2011

781

A telling example is treating a lack of information as proof of what we like, the energy cost of using money being 0, if you don't see it.

12 Dec 2011

780

How people don't think straight is seen in our not using reasoning to fill the gaps in our reasoning, but self-affirming guesswork instead.

12 Dec 2011

779

@Revkin Andy, nyti.ms/rO4O2k is so clearly dimwitted, to ignore rates of change entirely, I'm shocked you don't offer it as ironic

12 Dec 2011

778

@CapInstitute @Adbusters -So why wouldn't it be worth studying the natural economics of the real world? (To see what dreams can be real)

12 Dec 2011

777

But the question is does ANYONE want out of the mind's traps of artificial reality enough to escape them, and would that change anything?

12 Dec 2011

776

#CSR #SRI ...well, of course, not to overlook that the whole PURPOSE of #consciousness is essentially to let us bask in self-deception...

12 Dec 2011

775

But GDP *IS* *REAL end goods and services*, in units scaled to enduring values like food and fuel, with GDP & impacts seen growing together.

12 Dec 2011

774

People want "#decoupling" money from impacts to work. The impacts of money aren't what you see, though, but what average people do with it.

12 Dec 2011

773

"Green Climate Fund" will reduce carbon locally to promote it with growth globally, the real source of ALL our conflicts with the earth.

12 Dec 2011

772

People wouldn't need to become ever more productive to survive, if their profits weren't used for #feedback driving the entire economy to.

11 Dec 2011

771

Being consumed with continuing the main problem, ever growing productivity using up the earth for profit, it seems all anyone has time for.

11 Dec 2011

770

@Revkin @brodernyt No timeline for CO2 works while ignoring the 80% of energy demand for uncounted business services. synapse9.com/SEA

11 Dec 2011

769

That business services all promote our main economic purpose, growth, and ever multiplying resource demand,... then seems hidden from view.

11 Dec 2011

768

The REAL reasons for energy demand now persistently exceeding supply is the ~80% of demand hidden in business services, and what THEY do.

11 Dec 2011

767

So the energy discussion uses highly "asymmetric" data, as if the ~20% of business energy demand from technology worked in total isolation.

11 Dec 2011

766

Businesses record the energy demands of technology, but can't for the FAR larger energy use for outsourced services. synapse9.com/SEA

11 Dec 2011

765

Social networks, like religions and even science, create their stories of reality using information they have, overlooking what they don't.

11 Dec 2011

764

Lnkd.in/dNfJPp Carl, I do generally agree, that our subjective view gives a subjective direction to the theories we develop. One...

9 Dec 2011

763

@ClimateReality Clean energy would be cleaner... if it substituted for dirty energy rather than just added to it and growing energy impacts.

8 Dec 2011

762

@johnmsmart John Smart - Nice start.  No more corporate personhood in LA, Unanimous plt.me/MjEyMDE2

8 Dec 2011

761

What @Adbusters and #Occupy don't get is why finance has to get ever bigger ever faster, society's mistaken demand for ever growing profits.

8 Dec 2011

760

What the #TeaParty doesn't get is things can't work as for a small society in a big world, as it's the costs of the reverse we're hitting.

8 Dec 2011

759

Lnkd.in/vzcWka Well, James, I'm often in that same position. What I usually find is if people can't agree on what the subject...

8 Dec 2011

758

Lnkd.in/X95pac Yes, we should also consider as a core question of systems thinking whether natural phenomena are by their nature...

8 Dec 2011

757

Lnkd.in/3RvMRE What I'm trying to raise is the difference between "natural phenomena" that work by their own complex processes,...

8 Dec 2011

756

Lnkd.in/SJqsSg James, A growth is a kind of system construction process, in which the organization of the system develops...

7 Dec 2011

755

Lnkd.in/Ah4eyZ James, Virtually every growth system is a classic example of history dependent distributed self-organization....

7 Dec 2011

754

Lnkd.in/8VnTb2 James, you seem to be reaching, to seemingly say humans should be exempt from the observable physical properties of...

7 Dec 2011

753

Lnkd.in/pjZxcT James, NECSI seems to be a scientific organization, which studies complex systems, including those that become...

7 Dec 2011

752

@Adbusters If #Occupy is all about systemic change, how come its supporters don't talk to systemic thinkers, just social thinkers?

6 Dec 2011

751

Lnkd.in/kGExfy P.S. Elan, Just to address one of your particular points, that I agree does *seem* to contradict the view that...

6 Dec 2011

750

We just don't live in that world any more, when a little productivity improvement would keep uncorking limitless growing resources.

6 Dec 2011

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Lnkd.in/8a_B28 Elan, I do agree with you on the success of democratic government to successively improve the lives of people....

6 Dec 2011

748

@Revkin @wihbey @YaleE360 - All that social self-affirmation, neatly avoiding discussion of THE MAIN FORCING FACTOR, growing money.

6 Dec 2011

747

Information models *always* fail when growing complexity for physical systems goes beyond the limit of information in the models.

6 Dec 2011

746

The conceptual error in fixes for "containing a blow-out" is failing to address BOTH the information model AND the physical system.

6 Dec 2011

745

A strategic error in fixes for "containing a blow-out" is doing it to raise the pressure at which rupture will occur; band-aids for a bomb!

6 Dec 2011

744

"Fixers" assure us "it will never happen again", followed by ever bigger and bigger financial crises, nature's way of marking our exam.

6 Dec 2011

743

@Adbusters Oh gosh no. The "long night of the left" won't *never* end, as long at it's a static social philosophy not a discovery process.

6 Dec 2011

742

Lnkd.in/VVfeA6 Elenor, You mention Brazil as a success story. If you recall our own economy had a quite long run of "lifting all...

5 Dec 2011

741

lnkd.in/i-rQ73 Elad, I sympathize with your difficulty in understanding the physics, and what happens at the natural limits of...

5 Dec 2011

740

Lnkd.in/k9HfSu Well, but is the defensiveness of social networks that find themselves under attack "natural" or just a "symptom"....

5 Dec 2011

739

#FiatCurrency helps multiply unreal promises of wealth and earnings. Which #feedback loops do do that, and what rules would eliminate them?

5 Dec 2011

738

Looking for better promises of wealth, we are confused by procedures offering reliable #feedback for "promises just too good to be true".

5 Dec 2011

737

After centuries of financial panics, our fixes still rely on promises "too good to be true", causing greater panics. synapse9.com/signals/2011/1…

5 Dec 2011

736

We haven't pinned down why our accounts for wealth create illusory wealth, so our faith based procedures still let bad faith multiply.

5 Dec 2011

735

One reason we keep talking past each other, is mostly assuming our opinions are reality, since we determine reality from our opinions... ;-)

4 Dec 2011

734

Lnkd.in/pHQhEw I hope we don't drop the discussion of which particular financial procedures make stabilizing our financial system...

4 Dec 2011

733

Quite oddly most NON-INTELLECTUALS think using up depleting resources ever faster for prosperity is a **very bad plan**, but not "EXPERTS".

4 Dec 2011

732

Could it be "leading experts" all draw the world "inside out", the earth as an idea projected from their thought, and so deny all reality?

4 Dec 2011

731

Why is it even so rare for INTELLECTUALS go beyond just harping from private points of view, on the obvious singular calamity of our time?

4 Dec 2011

730

Why is SCIENCE (or the PRESS, or BUSINESS, or the PUBLIC) so SILENT ON EVER EXPANDING use of the earth changing how we can use it??

4 Dec 2011

 

 

 

729

That intellects draw reality as projected by their minds is made whole again, experiencing back and forth, mind as projected by nature too.

Dec 4 2011

728

#Intellectuals are nearly ALL fooled, really, by "slowing down the speeding up" having BOTH THE DIRECT AND REVERSE EFFECTS of "addition".

Dec 4 2011

727

Quite oddly most NON-INTELLECTUALS think using up depleting resources ever faster for prosperity is a **very bad plan**, but not "EXPERTS".

Dec 4  2011

726

Could it be "leading experts" all draw the world "inside out", the earth as an idea projected from their thought, and so deny all reality?

 Dec 4  2011

725

Why is it even so rare for INTELLECTUALS go beyond just harping from private points of view, on the obvious singular calamity of our time?

 Dec 4 2011

724

Why is SCIENCE (or the PRESS, or BUSINESS, or the PUBLIC) so SILENT ON EVER EXPANDING use of the earth changing how we can use it??

 Dec 4 2011

723

So, if #FiatCurrency multiplies money and debt in all the wrong hands, which links on its #feedback loops do you hook up some where else?

 Dec 3 2011

722

@CapInstitute Sounds like an interesting opportunity,... but Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. is a trek, far lower East Side..

 Dec 3 2011

721

Simple reality is: MONEY = requests for delivering physical goods and services, and rules totally change as that goes from "SMALL" to "BIG".

 Dec 4 2011

720

lnkd.in/GemwAy A simple, and seemingly valid, overview seems to be that money has real value only when it for corresponds to...

3 Dec 2011

719

lnkd.in/g_qi6V A simple, and seemingly valid, overview seems to be that money has real value only when it for corresponds to...

3 Dec 2011

718

The ANTIDOTE TO MADNESS is in realizing definitions are immaterial, and have value only THROUGH material chains that can't be defined.

2 Dec 2011

717

Odd thing about real cultural crises, terrible thing to waste but they drive people INTO madness not sober them up, much of the time.

2 Dec 2011

716

But, as you see.., "finance" is a "procedure", not a "person" so our fault is failing to question our own common purposes, NOT misbehaviors.

2 Dec 2011

715

That finance puts money into the cash economy ONLY to take more out, starts as stimulating and ends by draining our whole system of life.

2 Dec 2011

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lnkd.in/eZ8756 Well, it used to be thought that a workforce needed to be mobile, so it was good for them to have an expensive...

2 Dec 2011

713

lnkd.in/P3GCbd That's the trick. Natural phenomena are indefinable, as you quickly find out when you study their detailed...

2 Dec 2011

712

lnkd.in/44Dsj6 Why? Doesn't financial capital go wherever it can get the best return, so everyone's pension funds then...

1 Dec 2011

711

lnkd.in/q3JCHJ I'm not sure, but it's not clear whether you are equating information with energy, and I certainly would find that...

1 Dec 2011

710

@SteadyStateEcon The people long predicting the crisis, though, mostly keep promoting popular social solutions that don't address the cause.

1 Dec 2011

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lnkd.in/BiX6gB I think there is still a conspicuous "loose end" in asking where the distorted demand for real estate came from....

1 Dec 2011

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lnkd.in/ravHEk The simpler way to say it is that "energy" refers to defined kind of information about a physical subject that...

30 Nov 2011

707

lnkd.in/ZmxZ54 As a physical scientist I think the beginning of science is the step *before* asking "why". That's to closely...

30 Nov 2011

706

To "create jobs" the best profit is in jobs like "high-technology" that very visibly cannibalize "mid-technology" jobs. No one notices.

30 Nov 2011

705

We know from Econ 101 that new jobs always displace old jobs, either for a net gain or a net loss, no politician studies or mentions!!

30 Nov 2011

704

lnkd.in/xE-cFz One needs to not forget for following the chains of effects with economies to "follow the money" as well as to...

30 Nov 2011

703

lnkd.in/aY3dxH I use the information rules of physics to help me ask better questions about individual events, like a forensic...

29 Nov 2011

702

lnkd.in/yV76-q Hmmm... most people complain that I'm much too specific, though the unfamiliar systems physics approach I use is...

29 Nov 2011

701

Why our limit of "low hanging fruit" is "falling off the ladder"...natural limits of reach in controlling the unknown.synapse9.com/signals/2011/1…

29 Nov 2011

700

lnkd.in/V7xjxi James, You're correct that the intent of the economy's design is "based on ideals of goodness" but it contains a...

29 Nov 2011

699

lnkd.in/uQyGwT Well, it's likely we are interpreting each other's words differently, and not understanding quite what they refer...

29 Nov 2011

698

lnkd.in/yuB6AV I think Yaneer would agree that whether the system meets everyone's needs or not is not a scientific question. His...

29 Nov 2011

697

@Ethical_Corp Why impacts grow faster than the restraint is that MOST ARE NATURALLY UNTRACEABLE. synapse9.com/SEAethicalcorp.com/governance-reg

29 Nov 2011

696

@yesmagazine The universal trap at the end of "low hanging fruit" is "falling off the ladder", rising risk and reduced energy to respond.

29 Nov 2011

695

Endless fictions, making our stories "look good" and "feel good", while dodging the reality well shy of "being good", lead to dead ends.

28 Nov 2011

694

Then... why aren't drug consumers accessories to the crimes of the drug cartels, as "environmental impacts" of purchases, like any other?

28 Nov 2011

693

@STWR_ "Real world theory" comes from clear observation not social self-affirmation, as most"expert" and "dissenting theory" both come from.

28 Nov 2011

692

@STWR_ ??? But "economists from around the world" are the experts who made this mess!! We need people who see the world not only a theory.

28 Nov 2011

691

@ClimateReality @IEA_OECD Oddly..clean energy is NOT USED TO REPLACE fossil fuels, but to ADD TO AND ACCELERATE our alteration of the earth.

27 Nov 2011

690

@postgrowth We FAIL if we trust the #artismal to sustain complex, universities, information tools, society, etclexiconofsustainability.com

27 Nov 2011

689

@timepaystime @jfnoubel Finding your way is NOT finding your voice alone, both REQUIRE finding and exploring your PATH in nature.

27 Nov 2011

688

@OccupyWallSt @OccupyWallStNYC WE need to DO it, not just agree to complain... but to Prick the bubble or Bleed it???synapse9.com/signals/2011/1…

27 Nov 2011

687

@arcticfutures @TanjaHichert - but @TEEB, doesn't use SEA yet,for the shares of known but not traceable impacts.synapse9.com/SEA

26 Nov 2011

686

...then the other detail, taking efficiency to the extreme, everyone the world over pushed, in effect, to "make bricks without straw".

26 Nov 2011

685

Nature's new plagues on our house, terrorism and "everwar", exhausting the earth, financial and political chaos, degrading work and family.

26 Nov 2011

684

Societies consumed by plagues from their own greed, their positive #feedbacks pushed out of control, a historically common societal disease.

26 Nov 2011

683

Is the "Exodus" story about Egypt? It's the reverse moral tale of "Babel", a society consumed by plagues from its own greed, that escaped.

26 Nov 2011

682

#feedbacks What you *use money for* trumps where you get it. You get energy from the exchange economy, and then give it in the love economy.

26 Nov 2011

681

Problem #feedbacks for me, why my pointing out curiously useful gaps in our thinking seems mostly used to show people what to cover up.

26 Nov 2011

680

Money hides lots of #feedbacks, like why it can matter little where you get or spend your money, *if what you use it for adds up*.

26 Nov 2011

679

#NoThanksFor media, bloggers, commentators, politicians who filter out the obvious major questions that might cost them market share to ask.

26 Nov 2011

678

#NoThanksFor social networks that treat finding fault as all there is to simplifying a world, that somehow got MUCH too complex.

26 Nov 2011

677

#NoThanksFor social networks that just make up their own realities, like the fiction that we use efficiency for consuming less not more!

26 Nov 2011

676

#NoThanksFor experts, anchors, consultants, regulators, theorists, specialists all, with no theory working but something else is at fault.

26 Nov 2011

675

#NoThanksFor pension funds devoted to the "fiduciary" obligation to maximize returns and send our children's jobs overseas.

26 Nov 2011

674

#NoThanksFor a culture all tied up in it's made up realities, displaying no sense but "wrong direction"

26 Nov 2011

673

@TIME @bryanrwalsh But pepper spray *IS* a vegetable, it's only a matter of words. No need to check the facts against what's real.

25 Nov 2011

672

@InvasiveNotes Hmm.. guess that's like conserving the resources we know about, as if we weren't laying waste to the greater ones we don't.

25 Nov 2011

671

lnkd.in/uRhryZ I share Yaneer's view that the problem the "Occupy" movement points to is real and critical to respond to. It's...

23 Nov 2011

670

@postgrowth @adbusters So our society is going mad. With our solutions being the real problem scapegoating replaces the search for answers.

23 Nov 2011

669

@postgrowth @adbusters Our consumption keeps growing by the earnings from it being added to investments in it. That's the physical cause.

23 Nov 2011

668

@postgrowth @adbusters So your real total impacts on the earth are in scale with your *income*, regularly ~8000btu/$.synapse9.com/SEA

23 Nov 2011

667

@postgrowth @adbusters One misunderstanding in the idea of #buynothingday is that everyone spends their whole income anyway!!

23 Nov 2011

666

@Revkin @guardian @keithkloor Giving up on dealing with clear realities is another sign of madness in social networks.synapse9.com/signals/2011/1…

22 Nov 2011

665

@jonnypeace @keithkloor @postgrowth @everyone... I think we all need to find a good test for identifying mad societies.synapse9.com/signals/2011/1…

22 Nov 2011

664

@postgrowth Why is reality so anti-social? You're clearly selling false worlds if it's about floods of limitless opportunity.

22 Nov 2011

663

lnkd.in/gxyKap Well, yes of course. That's why I termed my first paper on the subject "The Infinite Society, growth induced...

20 Nov 2011

662

@Revkin @wordle @realclimate - A nice display of the words used, but the SUBTEXT of making the world safe for endless growth is the killer.

20 Nov 2011

661

@Ethical_Corp "Sustainable supply chains" is "sustaining growth", so addressing visible impacts as you multiply the much larger hidden ones.

20 Nov 2011

660

@postgrowth Brock is glib with pop social theory. Real self regulating economies just STOP growing as they get BIG.synapse9.com/issues/EarthBu

20 Nov 2011

659

@Revkin @wordle @realclimate Preventing climate change will still accelerate the economic destruction of the earth, though. Wazzup??

20 Nov 2011

658

The problem with productivity is the profits drive the appetites ahead of the needs.., so people take on ever greater risks to stand still.

20 Nov 2011

657

Small things that get big just have to stop. Doesn't all the magical thinking of the magical thinkers arguing with that just waste time??

20 Nov 2011

656

We may have infinite concepts of each other and the earth, but our talents and the earth remain finite, don't they?

20 Nov 2011

655

@prabhupingali But what's the answer for increasing global demand on resources already being over-depleted. Who do you take them from?

20 Nov 2011

654

@Ethical_Corp Re: 'Tobin tax', in case not clear, "NOT taxing trades but divesting some gains", sends same money to the people not the gov.

19 Nov 2011

653

@Ethical_Corp The 'Tobin tax' seems brilliantly idiotic. The sure and steady way is NOT taxing trades but to require divesting some gains.

19 Nov 2011

652

lnkd.in/7g9qcs I agree that a "whole systems" view is more likely to give useful results, but sometimes one has to spend a good...

19 Nov 2011

651

In physical reality... as an end to growth, the principle of investment reverses, and THEN "the best is yet to come".synapse9.com/issues/NatDevl

19 Nov 2011

650

I've been studying the interaction for 40 years. The social networks won't explore nature's new rules, just new excuses to fit the old ones.

19 Nov 2011

649

So...basically, we're completely screwed. No eyes, no brain, dreamed up solutions making it worse. Need some sort of "hail Mary pass"...

19 Nov 2011

648

Nature changed reality as we went from small to big. Social networks started creating ones of their own, excluding the explorers of nature.

19 Nov 2011

647

Why we got socially correct policy to be "anti-physical" and physically correct policy to be "anti-social" is your first advanced homework.

19 Nov 2011

646

Sustainability is feel good policy, easy to check for that, but promotes growth so backfires for conserving the earth, disastrously.

18 Nov 2011

645

Social policy relabeled "sustainability", gave us a certain method of speeding up economic energy use to slow it down.synapse9.com/pub/EffMultipl

18 Nov 2011

644

Part of the dilemma is our sustainability science policy coming from social activists, who are unaware of how the physical world works.

18 Nov 2011

643

The disaster is that virtually all the physically correct solutions to our "wicked problem" are anti-social. We are NOT learning as we go.

18 Nov 2011

642

@BillGates ALL the popular renewable energy solutions are designed make our energy crisis worse, dependency on multiplying energy use.

18 Nov 2011

641

When nature's rules change social rules don't, so social policy isn't physically correct, and correct physical policy is anti-social. Crash!

18 Nov 2011

640

The conversation is missing that the rules change as you go from small to big. That's what all would agree, IF we were learning as we go.

18 Nov 2011

639

Just take me as an explorer, a source of rather good questions to take to heart. We need fresh insight. Our social values are misleading us.

18 Nov 2011

638

@Ethical_Corp - A big hole in the conservation strategy is pointed out by new research... growing hidden impacts!ethicalcorp.com/communications

18 Nov 2011

637

lnkd.in/wpnG45 Yes, complex systems are learning networks, but when their learning is hampered, the question posed is "what are...

18 Nov 2011

636

#Occopy needs to tap the brains knowing the procedures to change to turn a runaway growth system off. Every cell relies on the whole body.

18 Nov 2011

635

What's so foolish about #Occupy is that global financial systems respond to social pressure no more than to new colors on their computers.

18 Nov 2011

634

To alter our fate put gifts to good use. Divesting profits removes the cause of extreme inequality and fatally growing strain on the earth.

18 Nov 2011

633

Without explorers social networks are dead in the water, prone to be thrown by waves of change, like those from **OUR BIG SPLASH** on earth.

17 Nov 2011

632

Because all social networks make up their own mental realities, only their explorers keep them barely aware of the world outside.

17 Nov 2011

631

What I'm actually looking for is other people curious to look where they're not sure what they'll find, real explorers of the world.

17 Nov 2011

630

What I'm actually looking for is NOT an impossibly complex society for impossibly simple people, who can see nothing but their own beliefs.

17 Nov 2011

629

Why look for the problems your solutions cause?? It's so unpopular to do so, and treated with such visceral disdain, it does seem perverse.

17 Nov 2011

628

So sadly predictable over thousands of years, productive societies great with the first task, just don't see the next one coming.

17 Nov 2011

627

Great societies meet problems they can't solve if "productivity" is only for the problems they start with, not the ones they'll run into.

17 Nov 2011

626

Historians will look back and see, we kept trying solutions making our problems ever worse, caught asking the wrong question to the end.

17 Nov 2011

625

The problem with our brains is expecting all that matters to fit inside, when BIG parts of nature can only be sensed by looking outside.

17 Nov 2011

624

As we change the earth we want core values to steer us right. But the problem now is trusted beliefs we can't check, steering us all wrong,

16 Nov 2011

623

Rules aren't what makes life fun, but we keep needing more and more, multiplying with money. No fun

16 Nov 2011

622

@postgrowth Post growth fails to be sustainable, you know, for a society that continues to rely on multiplying money. You GOTTA fix that.

16 Nov 2011

621

It’s often not obvious how to “get smart” when your society’s been so dumb.

16 Nov 2011

620

#Occupy The great thoughts in our minds do feel infinite. Is that what leaves Wall Street too proud or confused to admit the earth isn't?

16 Nov 2011

619

#Occupy Should get smart! Rising costs of being fooled by money, like efficiency to make exploitation more profitable.synapse9.com/pub/EffMultipl

16 Nov 2011

618

@Storify War in Vietnam stopped due to rising costs, protests pointed out. Now #Occupy exposes rising cost of money pillaging the earth.

16 Nov 2011

617

Mad as hatters on earth, our way of preventing climate change for profit, to maximize growth rate of energy use and the impacts of our uses.

15 Nov 2011

616

The problems of "ever more" just get "ever worse", is what anyone sees joining nature's "social group", a very tough sell for our society's.

15 Nov 2011

615

How DO we respond to growing up with false purposes, the false ideal of "ever more" and the quick fixes for its ever exploding problems??

15 Nov 2011

614

@freakonomics There's TREMENDOUS value found in "worthless" study of your own purposes, to see if achieving them makes your problems worse.

15 Nov 2011

613

Looking around without your usual assumptions, a break from boredom, a refreshing escape, a critical service to your network.

14 Nov 2011

612

People seem to agree the fatal flaws in how we're fixing things are real, but then go where that won't be pointed out rather than help.

14 Nov 2011

611

@BBCRBlack For guiding "expert-ism's" of ALL kinds, the cure isn't a science of what rules to follow but for seeing what rules are changing.

14 Nov 2011

610

@BBCRBlack "Climate scepticism" has more in common with all "ism's", reconstructing reality to suite a social network, and its own nature.

14 Nov 2011

609

So it ends up being not a science of what rules nature is following, but one of discovering what ones she's changing...

14 Nov 2011

608

What an honest person of computer then finds is, "Gee, what causes change in nature and in our stories are *completely* different!!"

14 Nov 2011

607

Nature uses growth to build things, so growth curves make smart people or computers ask "what's building", to then try to look and see.

14 Nov 2011

606

It's just more evidence that the world either doesn't now or never worked the way the experts think, leaving people to just scramble.

13 Nov 2011

605

The problem with debt is the experts keep selling us bets that just don't pan out, taking their profit without sharing in the risks at all.

13 Nov 2011

604

That renewables don't displace, but add to, fossil fuels is a sad fact of how efficiency just multiplies demand.synapse9.com/pub/EffMultipl

12 Nov 2011

603

Not understanding the problem, 4 decades of growing alternative fuel use has left our growing rate of fossil fuel use the same!

12 Nov 2011

602

@Revkin No risk.. but the big one, that feeding a growth system new energy accelerates its expansion, total energy use, and total impacts.

12 Nov 2011

601

@Adbusters well... to be a revolution #Occupy mainly needs to find what changes whole envionmental systems not in anyone's control, insight.

10 Nov 2011

600

#NOVA Being unable to distinguish local physical processes from global statistical rules.. seems actually why we can't understanding change.

10 Nov 2011

599

#NOVA - A dual reality does it, natural behavior of local physical processes contrasted with the natural description of it with statistics.

10 Nov 2011

598

#NOVA But what then explains the bursts of original organizational growth readily seen at every scale of behavior? Have an elegant answer?

10 Nov 2011

597

@MarkH603 @markmykleby @revkin @makower @slim_lim ..Oh gosh, Slaughter's "strategic narrative" still has everyone multiplying everything!!

9 Nov 2011

596

@blietaer but nature has a way to fool the fool, make him spend his due, and balance the books short of infinity. No name as yet ¸¸¸.•´ ¯

9 Nov 2011

595

#NOVA ... one wonders what planet they think they live on, one that always follows their rules?? Or one just letting them make up their own?

9 Nov 2011

594

#NOVA ... but really, would the originator of statistical physics bother with objecting to uncertainty?? Or is that more likely a revision?

9 Nov 2011

593

#NOVA ...but then if ALL of nature and the whole of the universe too were in our heads, our predictions would actually BE it's causation!

9 Nov 2011

592

#NOVA hmmm... Was he perhaps complaining about the common presumption that our predictions are the source of causation in nature???

9 Nov 2011

591

#NOVA Hey, Einstein really did think the then new philosophy of theoretical physics was bunk, a dream, and no one knows quite what he meant.

9 Nov 2011

590

#NOVA What madness have we on TV, a universe of theory that conflicts with every sense? Must be the mad scientists saving us yet again.

9 Nov 2011

589

@aleksj @ungrok What inspired my study of nature's multi-scale designs was the eventfulness of real systems so missing from our theories.

9 Nov 2011

588

@storyofstuff ...then the Story of Broke - Part II (the end of broke), the True Whole Story of Debt! synapse9.com/signals/2011/1…

9 Nov 2011

587

@NRDC Saving the climate, forests, our health, etc... divert us from solving the problem, an economy built for ever multiplying demand.

8 Nov 2011

586

For the sovereign debt bubble the REAL cure is to mark it all down globally and stop the endless re-lending of the earnings that pumps it.

8 Nov 2011

585

Tricks of many kinds can add delays, but the REAL way to keep financial bubbles from bursting is to let out some air and turn off the pump.

8 Nov 2011

584

@jimmy_wales - Nature loves super efficient designs that people scoff at, like funding the web with subscribtions to every page at $.25/hr.

7 Nov 2011

583

I think responding as if the reality mattered probably seems it might make us look stupid, but actually would make us rightly proud.

7 Nov 2011

582

June 2011, PNAS, Recent ecological responses to climate change support predictions of high extinction risk. pnas.org/content/early/…

7 Nov 2011

581

If impact reduction for a century, to 1900 levels, greatly cut the likely extinction of 1 in 8 species, would we feel proud or look stupid?

7 Nov 2011

580

@Revkin In the list of sources of ever growing resource demand, is there any one that can continue without leaving the earth impoverished??

7 Nov 2011

579

@Revkin Andy, your links are great, but on impacts and resource supply. Aren't those problems caused by our still ever growing demand??

7 Nov 2011

578

@aleksj ...and I gather meritocracy and aristocracy still dominate because generous curiosity is harder to explain??

7 Nov 2011

577

In a way we're largely done with the conquering phase, needing to catch up on the home making phase, more making things whole than plunder.

7 Nov 2011

576

Trying not to break social codes as their teachings fail, is a plausible reason for why most civilizations collapsed faster than they grew.

7 Nov 2011

575

Facing why our ideals lead us to destroy our planet is risky, seeing the addiction of those we trust to lying about life and death matters.

7 Nov 2011

574

The oldest rule of science is to find questions that have answers you can check, to keep building on by checking them in new situations.

6 Nov 2011

573

Such clear confusion about reality, by our entire world expert community, demands strong reactions and clearer views, but where are they?

6 Nov 2011

572

Economists see no connection between money and reality as equations have no people in them... and it's PEOPLE who connect money to reality.

6 Nov 2011

571

There's an even BIGGER change in the thought process that comes when you recognize that the active parts of ecosyste...bit.ly/sMWTOk

6 Nov 2011

570

We unsuspectingly benefit in New York, from the spoils of all the stolen fortunes that come, as a game to some, life or death to others.

5 Nov 2011

569

Why endless growth is needed to have steady employment and income is mostly for ever growing pay for people piling up money to never spend.

4 Nov 2011

568

Thinking nature works by how we think, of course, is also an impoverished view, keeping the real magic of life and our world hidden from us.

4 Nov 2011

567

So we don't notice that money piling up as savings while earnings painfully shrink, is a "simple" matter of the money saved not being spent.

4 Nov 2011

566

Mixing up consciousness, "what we see", with the world, "what we look at", makes natural events seem to work by our own social values.

4 Nov 2011

565

@postgrowth @theneweconomics @mlhynes - Be angry with those who aren't! Our crime is improving life to the point of destroying the earth.

3 Nov 2011

564

Where do you see it?? It's in "the American dream" being "more", kept unassailably pure by ignoring all the quite obvious consequences.

3 Nov 2011

563

Odd... that we took "improving life" within a hair of destroying our future on earth, blind trust in our great ideals clearly betraying us.

2 Nov 2011

562

@b0yle But isn't there still some SMALL chance that there is a real world, the reality we look at as opposed to the one we see in our heads?

2 Nov 2011

561

So.. if our cultural leaders are misled by mistaken ideals, why? ..do they think reality is determined in their thoughts, not the reverse??

2 Nov 2011

560

Of ALL my marvelous creations, what it the world made me think it would be fun to create a species to become the ultimate global mess???

1 Nov 2011

559

Listen carefully to those pointing to deep problems with our common beliefs, and ignore those saying the problem is cheaters and tricksters.

1 Nov 2011

558

It does indeed make a big difference in the meaning, that you read my word "reorganize" as "recognize"!! ok-) I ... bit.ly/rPQFva

1 Nov 2011

557

Still.., it can be risky and painful to question popular social ideals, even if it's evidently necessary for our own survival as a society.

1 Nov 2011

556

The thriving economies of nature we admire, though, start with multiplying but change ideals, instead of continuing it till they collapse.

1 Nov 2011

555

Well.. the problem would HAVE to be the mistaken ideals of those we admire and respect, their popular social images of a very false reality.

1 Nov 2011

554

If government, science, finance and business are all teamed up to help us plant economic seeds to multiply more to a tragic end, why?

1 Nov 2011

553

@nprguyraz You ask why the loss of trust??? How about a society running short on resources that defines prosperity as accelerating it?!

30 Oct 2011

552

@kmett @aleksj Can't getting lost in layers of spaghetti code be a sign of adding epicycles of solutions to an always ill-defined problem?

30 Oct 2011

551

@Bill_Gross @Storify #startup The big common error in start-up's is not looking where they end up, thriving in an world designed to crash.

30 Oct 2011

550

Among the huge mental errors that got us here is that "finding resources" doesn't expand them at all, just expands their rate of depletion.

30 Oct 2011

549

The heart of our problem unexplored...? An economy teaching us to specialize in using up its resources as fast as possible, just for fun!

30 Oct 2011

548

Teaching solutions keeps students from exploring the problems, hiding why and how to take the lead, to pursue blind specialization instead.

30 Oct 2011

547

But an economy that adds by %'s, to give money ever bigger raises every day, gives us bigger raises of complexity and conflicts daily too.

29 Oct 2011

546

Oddly hidden, why using money to make money keeps adding by %'s, giving out ever bigger raises on every month, not realistic, just the math!

28 Oct 2011

545

@danlatorre @Storify ... but how do you tell mosaic's aren't swarms of lemmings racing for the sea? It's what the math says we're doing...

28 Oct 2011

544

The goal of "more" only ends in a mess, unless on the way you discover your objective, and converge on some design to make perfect.

28 Oct 2011

543

What "S" curve of growth systems (¸¸¸¸.•´ ¯) show is things building from scratch by a path of discovery, ending in purposes and objectives.

28 Oct 2011

542

@Revkin - The cartoon tmblr.co/ZtU9QyBCjuwS is about our quest for "ever more" having no objective, even after adding "and try to be nice".

28 Oct 2011

541

The central problem remains... as something that virtually everyone accepts as inevitable and unquestionable, common and good, a mistake.

27 Oct 2011

 

540

Is "Anti-TARP" the better bailout for averting the next collapse, print money as past due wages for shrinking the debt?synapse9.com/issues/reset$.…

27 Oct 2011

539

@Revkin One reason "best laid plans for CO2 cuts not nearly enough" is the demands for outsourced energy use uncounted!synapse9.com/SEA

27 Oct 2011

538

*Solve simple things first...* The root of wealth inequality is earning by $units is linear and by $%'s is exponential!synapse9.com/signals/2011/1…

27 Oct 2011

537

@postgrowth Dick Smith rather misses why growth failed as a model, compound expansion once served everyone, then we collided with the earth.

26 Oct 2011

536

Confusing but QUITE clear, financial collapses are all caused by our taking ever bigger steps till we fall on our face, not by tripping.

24 Oct 2011

535

Confusing but QUITE clear, the next financial collapse will also be for trying to continue financial growth, not the mistakes to be made.

24 Oct 2011

534

Confusing but QUITE clear, the financial collapse was caused by trying to stabilize endless financial growth, not the mistakes it exposed.

24 Oct 2011

533

RE: @CapInstitute I offered them a workshop proposal called "How systems change form in nature… shows the way to change the economy disq.us/3wu5oy

24 Oct 2011

532

When thinking of social networks as becoming artificial realities full of nonsense, joke about ones you don't like before your own.

24 Oct 2011

531

@TEEB4ME OK, but in reality... P x A x T does *NOT* = I (since 'T' is a quite reliable multiplier of both 'P' & 'A'. synapse9.com

24 Oct 2011

530

Another way to recycle plastics is to make packaging like transformer toys, except to turn into versatile products!

24 Oct 2011

529

@davos Storify collection of Tweets on WEF wef.ch/H9uP All stimulus and no sustainability for population, economy or earth.

24 Oct 2011

528

Taking a mortgage in a stable world, if bank investors hold their profits for more lending, debts grow and spending to make incomes shrinks!

24 Oct 2011

527

Another is, how social networks form cells of self-serving media, internalized story worlds serving more and more as separate realities.

23 Oct 2011

526

Another item getting overlooked, is how plans for preventing climate change need financing from ever expanding consumer and investor greed!

23 Oct 2011

525

@edyong209 @kzelnio The real main reason biology came into question is viral cells of social media, the information age as disease not cure.

23 Oct 2011

524

Something, something... about what we're all doing in response to what's happening around us, seems incredibly unobservant.

23 Oct 2011

523

Meanwhile... back at the planet, (fill in characters and actions you see)

23 Oct 2011

522

A real Christmas gift would be to have the Boomers, Corps and Rich all spending down their cash, to relieve the earth of debts and greed.

23 Oct 2011

521

#OCCUPYWALLSTREET @addbusters Ask how "organized by greed" becomes "by needs", if boomers and rich to spend their Wall Street profits.

22 Oct 2011

520

Oct. 22 Updates on #OCCUPYWALLSTREET by @adbusters(featuring @OccupyChicago, @AACina, @MikeElk)adbusters.org/campaigns/occu… via @storify

22 Oct 2011

519

Still, as Keynes clearly said and the Scrooge found out, there's no fun at all in taking your society to the bitter end by hording money.

22 Oct 2011

518

What catches us off guard is everything in nature also begins with greed, but switches to generosity when it finds itself, and we haven't.

22 Oct 2011

517

What makes it greed is like a Ponzi scheme, reliable winnings you can keep adding to your bets, as everyone expects to get from Wall Street!

22 Oct 2011

516

What would change society from being organized around greed to human needs is for both the boomers and the rich to spend down their assets.

22 Oct 2011

515

Is that the way Steve Jobs would solve things, a perfectionist like nature herself? Would real solutions to growth give it a perfect end?

22 Oct 2011

514

We get caught in using stop gap solutions, as if just milking the problem while making it worse, like using efficiency to reduce demand.

22 Oct 2011

513

That human societies keep developing beyond their own safe limits, drowning in their own complexity, doesn't mean they have to.

22 Oct 2011

512

Nature is full of examples of things that push the limits of their design, but stay safely back from going over them too, "S" curve growth.

22 Oct 2011

511

But still, why are we accepting a formula for prosperity requiring ever growing speed and complexity of change and depletion of resources?

21 Oct 2011

510

And... so navigating a moving landscape with a map that's not allowed to change... led to crash after crash after crash after crash...

21 Oct 2011

509

So... the flowing rules of the environment like growth, the purpose for enforcing the fixed rules of money, were simply never studied.

21 Oct 2011

508

It seems... concentrated money comes from enforcing fixed rules, and so science was only paid to study the fixed rules of nature.

21 Oct 2011

507

Our cultures persistently don't notice that the rules of nature change as you change your own environment.

21 Oct 2011

506

The rules of an environment flow like a good story, but for thousands of years authoritarian man built cultures for fixed rules instead.

21 Oct 2011

505

Sadly, not just selfish things will grow to overwhelm the economy. Healthcare also expands health needs to use all the resource available.

21 Oct 2011

504

The problem isn't people really, but our cultures being unable to adapt to the change in the earth, our knowledge not flowing with nature.

21 Oct 2011

503

It's all about learning to observe, where productivity ends and greed begins, taking nature for the fool she ain't.synapse9.com/drafts/Jessie'…

20 Oct 2011

502

Good example in NY Times today, people who sold gas drilling leases can't get mortgages when banks see the haz waste liability as a cost.

20 Oct 2011

501

Better way to balance the budget, stop discounting the environmental liabilities we can measure & tax those profiting not public credit card

20 Oct 2011

500

We babble, don't we. If we spend ~$4 a gallon for gas, how much is the cost for our kids? ...having to rebuild a failed society from nothing

19 Oct 2011

499

@tweetingdonal @Revkin #pace - Our running out of money for stop gap measures is nature's clear hint, we better solve the real problem!

18 Oct 2011

498

@Revkin ... But "the hard choices" are often really the easier ones in the end, actually solving things instead of just putting it off.

18 Oct 2011

497

To end wealth inequity, so wealth reflects the value of work, earnings in $%'s are spent making $unit incomes for work by the piece or hour.

17 Oct 2011

496

To be precise, wealth inequality grows when some people earn by $%'s and other people earn in $units, it's exponential versus linear income.

17 Oct 2011

495

@storyofstuff @bgreedngrowth @PaulHassing - Might check out@

 ... straight to stuff beyond the story, what nature needs from us

17 Oct 2011

494

Curious that Keynes really said to stop adding capital returns to capital so growing greed doesn't outpace the economy.synapse9.com/signals

16 Oct 2011

493

Interesting that science has no way to define "large" or "small", arguably one's most relationship with their environment.

16 Oct 2011

492

@stuarthorrex To say "cheapest is the best environmentally" sounds like the science behind "impacts = incomes" fromsynapse9.com/SEA.

16 Oct 2011

491

lnkd.in/a87885 I was hoping to point to the multiple kinds of complexity. I think some are matters of degree and others matters...

14 Oct 2011

490

@CapInstitute Gar Alperowitz complains of reformers, just like him, who propose cures without asking if they'll cause the same disease.

11 Oct 2011

489

Well, which is a better source of fresh cultural thinking, doubting your assumptions or affirming your aspirations?synapse9.com/signals

11 Oct 2011

488

lnkd.in/eXxVKm I posted this a couple days ago, thought it likely to be quite helpful, so reposting today with an edit. There's...

11 Oct 2011

487

Experts see a static world in their minds following the events of the past. The real world is seen building crises by accumulating steps.

10 Oct 2011

486

Fiduciary money managers plant money as seed to multiply seed till it bursts the economic environment because their clients (we) ask them to

9 Oct 2011

485

No farmer would be that dumb, of course, but for some strange reason fiduciary money managers always are.

9 Oct 2011

484

@aleksj And also just like money, even in the summer any crop can become a total loss by overplanting

9 Oct 2011

483

...not that it isn't also quite difficult for us to connect words with both objects of nature and of thought and not get them very confused.

9 Oct 2011

482

Look, what seems missing is any strong interest in why the experts have so miscalculated our self-interests #paceblogsynapse9.com/signals

9 Oct 2011

481

In nature, growth systems **with a survival instinct** change from investing profits to grow their conflicts to spending on minimizing them.

9 Oct 2011

480

Not the least difficulty with money, is how our minds give us a world made of just our social relationships, quite leaving nature out...!

9 Oct 2011

479

Social movements do well with social conflicts. But the money problem is a conflict within our own ideas of nature, and a less easy target.

9 Oct 2011

478

@OccupyWallSt If your cabinets are the wrong color and too small, you still need carpentry plans, tools and supplies to change the system.

8 Oct 2011

477

@OccupyWallSt @TeaParty .. The 1 + 2 + 3 argument = to more jobs and less debt, is spending from the excesses of concentrated profits.

7 Oct 2011

476

If the problem is bigness getting bigger, taking over the earth and our lives, closely study what additions cause it. @OccupyWallSt

7 Oct 2011

475

@OccupyWallSt What social networks can do that experts often can't is notice the new questions going around and ask them loud and clear.

7 Oct 2011

474

@OccupyWallSt Of all the essential ingredients, what social networks have the most trouble finding is fresh insight...synapse9.com/signals/

7 Oct 2011

473

@johnmsmart Yea, OK, but that won't work either if the only "stable state" of our economy has ever multiplying demand.

7 Oct 2011

472

@OccupyWallSt Good bets do thrive at first, adding your winnings to them again and again, but destroys your whole environment to continue.

7 Oct 2011

471

@OccupyWallSt wants to "change the culture" unaware how that comes from our "not changing the procedure", that of *adding winnings to bets*.

7 Oct 2011

470

Jobs said "aim higher". Are we being defeating by compromise? Growing impacts can be stopped only for the WHOLE, with NO parts left out.

7 Oct 2011

469

Steve Jobs wanted people to know their own vision, and the difference between vision and what there is to build with too, to make it real.

6 Oct 2011

468

That's what I described as a natural limit due to growth creating confusion, in the 1979 essay "The Infinite Society".synapse9.com/phpub.htm

5 Oct 2011

467

Another structure changing our world is everyone trying to be efficient by doing everything in a hurry, making plans into scrambled eggs!

5 Oct 2011

466

...but confounding the WHOLE effort is our inability to get plans for our working categories to correspond to nature's working things,

5 Oct 2011

465

Since if we don't stop growing in scale we'll keep dismembering our environments and families for parts to maximize their service to money.

5 Oct 2011

464

and, spending from saved unearned income is what's needed, *nature's way*, to stop using the economy's profits for multiplying its scale.

5 Oct 2011

463

The difference is between how nature works, with ever changing relationships, and our running the world with formulas for fixing them.

5 Oct 2011

462

@STWR_ #occupywallstreet The RIGHT goal changes the system. Not taxing the rich, but their spending enough accumulated unearned income.

4 Oct 2011

461

Do think of nature less as categories connected by our views and feelings, more as organizations emerging within webs of building prosesses.

3 Oct 2011

460

... "planting to care for offspring", harvesting from investment to feed others not just multiply more investment... is real sustainability.

2 Oct 2011

459

...and natural for men to feel more undirected as planting seed to multiply seed comes to an end, and planting to care for offspring begins.

2 Oct 2011

458

The root confusion, of course, finding answers reflecting ourselves as what's real, just ignoring the life around us raising new questions.

2 Oct 2011

457

Our choice to become lost in self-entertainments and technology, at our time to turn and find our place on earth, irony for synergy later.

2 Oct 2011

456

Or simply, growth *always* makes trusted ways of the past impossible in the future, including growth, so living in the past comes to an end.

1 Oct 2011

455

@HarvardBiz #CSR Shouldn't long term maintenance of the business environment show as a anticipated costs on current business balance sheets?

1 Oct 2011

454

@csrexecs #CSR is also the tool to help companies understand why nature forces whole growth systems to think of something else to do.

1 Oct 2011

453

@ryanschuchard #CSR supply chain carbon is tricky, exposing major environmental accounting error in ISO 14000 std's...synapse9.com/SEA

1 Oct 2011

452

So... the whole design of economies, for endless growth to start, makes them naturally impossible and needing reinvention as something else.

1 Oct 2011

451

Mother nature's game is to give things one game only to throw them off it, just to see what they do. Odd indeed, but immensely creative.

1 Oct 2011

450

It's just nature's "zany" way of thinking, to start things with impossible dreams of infinity, to watch how they scramble for alternatives.

1 Oct 2011

449

What's always unexpected is how growth is designed to make itself impossible... cooking an environment for the evolution of something else.

1 Oct 2011

 

 

448

...and then also that every new situation would seem to require 'downloading' new software from someplace...

12:27 PM
 30 Sep 2011

447

Maybe the problem with determinism is the needed rules for the software having to be much more complex than the hardware.

12:00 PM
 30 Sep 2011

446

@aleksj -Related to fall off in use of words "growth" and "complex"? See Google ngram.

11:46 AM
 30 Sep 2011

445

So science can't have determined all causes are external, if internal causes occur but information on how is naturally hidden from our view.

8:34 AM
 30 Sep 2011

444

You see organisms, storms, cultures, technologies, movements, etc, animated by bursts of change internally, for no apparent outside cause.

8:34 AM
 30 Sep 2011

443

An important observation is how clearly the way nature organizes things remains hidden inside the things she organizes, out of our view.

8:33 AM
 30 Sep 2011

442

@STWR_ Sure, speculation can drive up prices... but the actionable cause is they only can when demand exceeds supply.synapse9.com/pub/ASustInves…

3:32 PM
 29 Sep 2011

441

@Revkin - Brooks' blames our "inability to think about the economy in a realistic way"...the irony is EVERYONE else is saying that too!! ;-)

3:27 PM
 29 Sep 2011

440

@politifact What's the truth to the endlessly repeated claim that how we've changed the earth only expands our potential for more growth?

29 Sep 2011

439

... it's our social belief and value systems that substitute for nature, when based on the social responses we get not curiosity and reason.

29 Sep 2011

438

Is it natural for people to say nature works so differently than it does? Yes, quite. It's more effort to base ideas on what you observe.

29 Sep 2011

437

That systems in nature work that way, bursting in scale from a seed, to survive only by stopping, can't have been studied by our ancestors.

6:50 PM
 28 Sep 2011

436

So, at the end of the run for "Be fruitful and multiply." the practice that was so fruitful becomes completely unmanageable, unless stopped.

6:28 PM
 28 Sep 2011

 

 

 

435

So it's really investors (us) that demand to have regulators, banks, science & markets multiply our investments till becoming unmanageable.

 28 Sep 2011

434

The joke is that why democracies are failing is the same reason dictatorships are too, ever growing solutions that create hopeless problems.

 28 Sep 2011

433

So the real reason democracy is failing is that finance multiplied solutions into completely unmanageable problems.

 28 Sep 2011

432

Planting your seed to keep multiplying your seed, the way finance works, brings exceptional bounty sure to end in exceptional tragedy.

 28 Sep 2011

 

 

 

431

The real fault isn't with regulators or banks, but 'mad' investors demanding a stability for ever multiplying returns that won't go bankrupt.

 27 Sep 2011

430

It's not the buildings that sustained us before making us unsustainable now. It's our scale, and money driving it to increase ever faster.

26 Sep 2011

 

 

 

429

That's the escape, from seeing our cultures as reality and keeping the old rules as we changed the earth, bring in new meaning from outside.

26 Sep 2011

428

So.. it really is NOT a problem of fulfilling our high cultural values, but looking outside our cultures for guidance on new higher values.

26 Sep 2011

427

Our cultures and theories for growth formed when we were tiny and the earth seemed infinite, now the earth's reality reversed but not ours.

26 Sep 2011

426

Very curious denial, of clearly shrinking resources and growing world demand, fiduciaries all agree our best interest is in rapid growth.

25 Sep 2011

 

 

 

425

Is the problem of investors today getting returns on the seeds they plant, to then plant more, or managing the explosions of consequences?

25 Sep 2011

424

... and in the news, little but bombs, disasters and crises, while the explosions of new relationships in nature and culture go ignored.

25 Sep 2011

423

...instead, having missed the turn we're still planting our seed to multiply our seeds till our entire crop wilts, ...the bitter end again.

25 Sep 2011

422

Like, if finding a way to comfortably end growth was in the 1910 plan for our national parks, the good turning point would have been ~1950.

24 Sep 2011

421

Going till you get to the end of the road often means you missed your turn...

24 Sep 2011

420

@Revkin Causality at stake?? If you read science as saying nature follows our formulas, caisality never even had a place, only prediction.

23 Sep 2011

419

Asking "If prediction isn't causation, what is??" can be a VERY good question, giving much more useful answers, like choices along the way.

23 Sep 2011

418

As economies require profit for resilience or growth, warriors would see an endless use for growth as preparing for the wars it leads to.

23 Sep 2011

417

The Bible displays our most ancient of recorded world views, authoritarian in its foundation, no hint of life as an ecology of partnerships.

23 Sep 2011

416

Our authoritarian approach to life could come from "be fruitful and multiply" naturally causing mortal environmental conflict at its limit.

23 Sep 2011

 

 

 

415

It's the obvious connection between money and nature, that we use money to request service from people using nature, still being overlooked.

22 Sep 2011

414

Yes, it also means that what you put in the plastic bag would typically have over 1000 times the impact as the plastic of the bag.

22 Sep 2011

413

e.g. As SEA proves energy use largely comes from human services, not technology, our plans need total rethinking. synapse9.com/SEA

22 Sep 2011

 

 

 

412

So, prospering by using up life's necessities ever faster is "OK", if as it seems, it doesn't alter your social relationships.

21 Sep 2011

411

So, why would dramatic and easily confirmed facts get no response? In our culture the physical world, by itself, has no social meaning.

21 Sep 2011

410

So, if we use money to measure "externalities", i.e. providing physical goods and services, what then is the limit of adding money by %'s ??

21 Sep 2011

409

The choice is to find how the images in our minds are unlike the world we live in, telling concepts and theories from partnerships in life.

21 Sep 2011

408

Using profits to multiply demand till the system collapses... is optional.

21 Sep 2011

 

 

 

407

Honoring the ever growing demands of money pushes life to madness, only repeating our ancient fall from grace. It's a total waste of time.

21 Sep 2011

406

Pushing growing demand till your world collapses is a betrayal of one's maker, one's ancestors, ones own whole history of creative struggle.

21 Sep 2011

405

The curious problem with pushing financial demands to the collapse of a finance system, again and again, is it serves nothing but madness.

21 Sep 2011

 

 

 

404

Most struggle to find concepts for how nature works eventful things so simply, and scientists to find anything eventful in their concepts.

20 Sep 2011

403

...but why doesn't it get discussed that the need to deliver growing returns from shrinking recourses blocks every real solution??

20 Sep 2011

402

Systems that end in crises get there by having a pump of growing demands in the loop, and are relieved by turning it down or off.

20 Sep 2011

401

With all these mounting crises one would think people would take an interest in what systems naturally end in crisis and their relief.

20 Sep 2011

400

@Revkin @grist There is also large collateral damage from people still not discussing of individual emerging systems that make life lively.

20 Sep 2011

399

So, that would mean "Question your knowledge" isn't enough, and needs to start with "Question your culture".

19 Sep 2011

398

So, it might seem our culture is based on our knowledge, but looking around, only the reverse would put us in such strange deep trouble.

19 Sep 2011

397

@@Revkin ... So that's confirming with a reasonable cause the decade scale cycle I said would lead to this wave of denialism, ~20 years ago.

19 Sep 2011

396

So yes, it seems something surely needs to be cut, but can we tell which of natures parts is our umbilical cord and which is our throat?

19 Sep 2011

395

Because forming a circle of relationships is the first definite step if new identity, a structure required for and capable of growth.

19 Sep 2011

394

It's the circles of relationships in nature you watch for, by how they show their own connected behaviors, forming whole individual systems.

19 Sep 2011

 

 

 

393

Ever growing expectations are unreal, that's all. It makes being faithful to them the problem, not the solution.

19 Sep 2011

392

The brains in finance are just dropping the ball, not even studying what causes their expectation to inflate and assure cascading collapse.

19 Sep 2011

391

People think Keynes was an total optimist, willing to bet on it. Actually he faced the darkness, and saw through it. synapse9.com/signals/2011/0…

18 Sep 2011

 

 

 

390

It's just incorrect to equate "making money" by growing your own drain of credit from other things, with "making wealth" for the economy.

17 Sep 2011

389

It comes from thinking of nature as made for our social rules, and planting seed only to multiply the seed, as if nature could handle it.

17 Sep 2011

388

Finance is in such trouble from traders trading for their own accounts, putting money in to take ever more out, that can't last naturally.

17 Sep 2011

387

Why money pumps things up to just drain them dry, at the limit the still growing savings of some comes from draining the savings of others.

15 Sep 2011

 

 

 

386

Does reaching for infinity become practical, by just committing to keep up with the ever bigger steps till they're out of reach?

14 Sep 2011

385

When a system is already overbuilt, it's a still greater waste to continue overbuilding it. So when do we start asking how rather than why?

14 Sep 2011

 

 

 

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Their hiding place? In plain sight, never in our information but only internal to their own circles of organization, hidden from our view.

13 Sep 2011

383

And science has **not even begun** to study the systems of nature that so handily take care of themselves,... no clue where they are even.

13 Sep 2011

382

So, it seems the conceptual realities are irresolvable, even hard to make any sense of, having found no grip on the physical ones yet.

13 Sep 2011

381

The bond markets keep telling us what to do so they can have systematically multiplying savings, and the intellectuals keep wondering why.

13 Sep 2011

380

It's so easy to catch yourself blaming the surfer for the wave, like the ultra rich for leading a society with dreams so certain to fail.

11 Sep 2011

379

@@cjeder Well, except the usual effect of efficiency is increasing energy uses 2.5 times the amount of saved... making each more profitable.

10 Sep 2011

378

So, my natural systems science locates nature's hidden circles for studying their emerging behaviors, lights shining into that blind spot.

9 Sep 2011

377

Or, is nature is better seen as a "wicked gossip", keeping her secrets to the circles that invent them so well, we're just quite unaware?

9 Sep 2011

376

@cjeder but... IF you add the 8000btu/$ of human services needed to operate the airline and the cars, both should go up more than 100%.

9 Sep 2011

375

Is it a self-betrayal?? ...to avoid discussing what practical ways exist to stop money from piling up, uncontrollably, to topple our world?

9 Sep 2011

374

It's not our social values causing nature trouble and to misbehave, as she listens ONLY to our procedures, we may not see, and nothing else.

9 Sep 2011

373

@donmacca @guardian @pdenlinger ... Of course, Google's GHG no. will be off from reality by a scale of 5 due to method.synapse9.com/SEA

9 Sep 2011

372

It would be so nice if nature could understand the language of our social policies, and didn't only listen when we're speaking hers.

8 Sep 2011

371

@Revkin @TreeHugger The Onion misses the deeper reason. Growth and climate change have to keep accelerating to pay for slowing them down!

8 Sep 2011

370

@ezraklein What the economy needs is not to be "goosed" again, nor to "let it rip". Those are just beating up on an very overworked world.

8 Sep 2011

369

@postgrowth @adbusters @donmacca Yes, the wave is ready to break, but the grass roots still aren't on it! Nature isn't run by social policy.

8 Sep 2011

368

@Revkin Isn't the real answer that slowing down radiation speeds up convection EVERYWHERE?? Let's teach people to think scientifically!

8 Sep 2011

367

Free will isn't of much use without clear vision, is it. But we just don't yet see our habit of adding %'s as what's exploding our planet.

7 Sep 2011

366

The other "Why??" is less simple. Why no one notices is that most see nature as behaving according to our culture wars, and not by herself.

7 Sep 2011

 

 

 

365

The useful full answer to "Why??" is simple. Why it gets bigger and changing faster than we can manage is our always adding to it by %'s.

7 Sep 2011

364

Money takes over our lives because it's designed to; to use its control to add to its control, by %'s forever, men out planting their seeds!

7 Sep 2011

363

Hard science in the media? When in doubt, just hold the social status of the noise makers responsible for all natural events.

7 Sep 2011

362

@postgrowth Perhaps the much stronger force of social isolation due to growth is social networks forming their own realities in isolation.

7 Sep 2011

361

@GreatConvergnce @genesharpfilm .. One can't start a revolution without truth. Without limits to money we're just apologists and stooges.

6 Sep 2011

360

@postgrowth "Positive Money" still missing **the one thing** that has to change, the endless growth rule of investment.positivemoney.org.uk/take-action/sp…

6 Sep 2011

359

@EarthUnSummit12 @wecanada Why does every "earth summit" seem to recommit us to paying for externalities with multiplying externalities???

6 Sep 2011

358

@sergirovira @felixdodds - The future IS an achievement, and "S" curves of development reflect the nature of its construction, not numbers.

6 Sep 2011

357

Nature does love our making her pregnant, but she has us pay quite dearly for doing it more and more, while never budgeting for child care.

6 Sep 2011

356

What would float the jobs is only one thing, for the wealthy to spend money to give people earnings, not lend it to raise their debts.

6 Sep 2011

355

A matter of scale, the men planting their seed in nature, for a growing harvest of planting ever more seed, till nature just can't take it.

6 Sep 2011

354

@postgrowth Alternative economies are great niche solutions but won't fix a money system running amuck... you need Keynes' lasting solution.

4 Sep 2011

353

@RBReich - But if what hurt the middle class is "the earth is full", how to slow down not speeding up is what'll help.synapse9.com/signals

4 Sep 2011

352

Maybe... "equal time" should just apply to personal expression, and applied to sound science treats science as just opinion, not discovery.

4 Sep 2011

351

S.O.S. S.O.S. The ship will sink if the wealthy don't spend enough money to permanently relieve everyone of excess debt. Hoarding adds up.

4 Sep 2011

350

@Revkin @chrishughes @jumoconnect @GOOD - but what is slowing pace of change is NOT getting the word out, but confusion & misdirection.

4 Sep 2011

349

@ScienceChanges Development begins with a burst of new relationships, processes scaling up to satisfy the energy continuity of development.

3 Sep 2011

348

So you really wonder how our culture doesn't notice the little explosions of new relationships at the start of everything that happens.

3 Sep 2011

347

Little bang theory... where it all begins! Every beginning built with a little burst of new relationships.

3 Sep 2011

346

To have energy continuity requires process continuity, and innovation to be a little bang of construction at the beginning of all events.

3 Sep 2011

345

Change isn't pressure or noise, but needs "mutation" to be a construction process, a burst of new relationships emerging, innovation.

3 Sep 2011

344

@postgrowth yes, EF is a well constructed measure, but a small part of total demand, like missing ever growing demands on our talents too.

3 Sep 2011

343

@aleksj Well, what's replacing commuting with communicating also splits the economy into unequal upward and downwardly mobile parts!!

2 Sep 2011

342

@postgrowth @paulgilding @Freemoneyday ...but the ONLY effective anti shopping campaign is an anti earning campaign, at ~8000btu/$GDP!

2 Sep 2011

341

Only one first time for anything,... unless you consider everything to be a first time for everything, life as information or a process!

2 Sep 2011

340

Perception is a stream of snap judgments, rarely pausing to ask dumb questions, like why does giving money to money no longer pays us back.

1 Sep 2011

339

@STWR_ In 5 min on the US debt, left out is the dilemma that paying debt doesn't produce spending, but debt upon debt to bankrupt the world.

1 Sep 2011

338

..the main problem with natural systems, of course, is how they work inside is quite hidden from view, only hinted by external behavior,

1 Sep 2011

337

So, we keep trying to fix our worlds of social relations, with no idea how or why our worlds of physical systems around us keep changing.

1 Sep 2011

336

So, we keep trying to fix our social concept worlds, paying no attention at all to how and why the physical one is changing.

1 Sep 2011

335

What we see in our minds is our own world of internal social relationships, that we confuse with the ones our world works or fails by.

1 Sep 2011

334

@postgrowth - fine personal lives, but "simple life" won't alter "critical breakdowns in world systems". Want to live well in a corpse?

1 Sep 2011

333

Common finding?... my "How natural system bankruptcy works" & Colin Campbell's "Seneca effect" synapse9.com/signals/2011/0…cassandralegacy.blogspot.com/2011/08/seneca…

30 Aug 2011

332

@TEEB4ME Circular economy MUST include circular money - concept J.M. Keynes, Chapter 16, The General Theory -synapse9.com/ref/KeynesGenT…

30 Aug 2011

331

Engineers err on the side of caution when taking on greater challenges, but for economists caution is to add them by %'s...

30 Aug 2011

330

With our having such an ethic of kindness, it's evidently our ignorance that makes us behave so extraordinarily cruel.

29 Aug 2011

329

At the limits of healthy growth stronger parts can keep growing by consuming the economic resources of the weak, even as the total shrinks.

29 Aug 2011

328

Why does economic growth become cannibalistic? It's our rules for managing our savings, the same as for cancer, only invest to expand.

29 Aug 2011

327

Why does economic growth become cannibalistic? It's our rules for using money to make money. They ask investment managers to do it.

29 Aug 2011

326

Why does economic growth become cannibalistic at its limits? The strong then can only grow by consuming the (market share of the) weak.

29 Aug 2011

325

@climate_diplo @KHayhoe ..."How to talk to climate skeptics"? Boy, I wish I could get past the confused fixations of climate believers!

28 Aug 2011

324

#sustdev and 'green design' equally neglect the large and diverse resource demands made by ANY spending of money.synapse9.com/SEA

28 Aug 2011

323

@donmacca Maclurcan offers nice images, yes, but should work with me to get them to work in nature. Nature doesn't follow social policy...

28 Aug 2011

322

@pwjohnson @EarthUnSummit12 @Revkin Both #sustdev and "green economy" ignore the outsourced impacts of money, so not much different at all.

28 Aug 2011

321

#irene 8:00AM No branches down anywhere in Ft Tryon park, but one, oddly broken in 8 pieces as if smashed to bits by force.

28 Aug 2011

320

Two great waves of immigration, one when finding room & ways to grow, the other as growth created conflicts, different.synapse9.com/issues/Immigra…

28 Aug 2011

319

If it seems the "social cost of CO2" is closer to $900/ton, the real cost per $GDP is then $0.41 scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id… synapse9.com/SEA

27 Aug 2011

318

@EarthUnSummit12 @Revkin @pwjohnson - #sustainable is false really, reality SO different, just reducing visible impacts to grow hidden ones.

27 Aug 2011

317

@EarthUnSummit12 @Revkin @pwjohnson - #susdev OK except 90% is usual devl. with new name & old outsourced energy use. synapse9.com/SEA/

27 Aug 2011

316

@Revkin ..but Hansen is still proposing we pay for the climate mitigation by consuming all other economic resources ever faster...!

27 Aug 2011

315

Using money to just squeeze the world for more money, isn't nurturing the earth. It's our men, obsessed with empty symbols and going mad.

27 Aug 2011

314

It's an internal choice to respond, not a rule or external force. Is that what's confusing? A time to take in and a time to release it...

26 Aug 2011

313

It's an investment system that reinvests its profits as it becomes over-investing, like we are... that drives itself into total bankruptcy.

26 Aug 2011

312

0ne thing any development system in nature needs to do is reinvest it's profits to grow and divest them to mature and survive.

26 Aug 2011

311

I solved the physics problem 30 years ago, to find Keynes had solved it 50 years before me, what nature needs us to do at growth limits.

26 Aug 2011

310

@Revkin We'd respond as if to a hurricane, if we spent 1/10 the effort on the changing rates of using and finding affordable resources.

26 Aug 2011

309

@donmacca Economies are only slightly responsive to social policy, and not if money opposes. It ALL rests on relieving money's need to grow

26 Aug 2011

308

If the deep problem is world resource demand increasing faster than supply... to restore growing demand to solve it will just make it worse!

26 Aug 2011

307

Our most depleted resource is our ability to find more resources to deplete, long just assumed infinite, but actually not hard to check.

26 Aug 2011

306

@TEEB4ME How about someone studying how economies work as ecologies?????? That's the real subject we owe 5000 years of back homework on.

26 Aug 2011

305

@TEEB4ME ..Please, When growth becomes unprofitable for the whole, every part is at real risk. To divest not invest profits saves the day.

25 Aug 2011

304

Keynes first talked about the obvious solution for 20 years, then Boulding for 40, then me for 30+. It's still the one way systems survive.

25 Aug 2011

303

A friend says I should find a cartoonist or animator to help me illustrate the living world I see.

25 Aug 2011

302

As the world gets more complex and less manageable it needs more resources, and progressive depletion allows less.synapse9.com/signals/2011/0…

25 Aug 2011

301

Is the film in the camera the environment seen in the picture? Does it work by the relationships observers see, as most science relies on?

25 Aug 2011

300

Does the organization of how things work ever change from anywhere other than the inside, largely out of view largely by observers?

25 Aug 2011

299

Looking at the world, do the things you see work by the relationships YOU see?... or does each have a world with a heart beat of its own?

25 Aug 2011

298

Nature thought a little birthday party would be nice, a way to begin. But nobody came. So she just relaxed and watched the grass grow.

24 Aug 2011

297

Say YES to great symbolic statements...Tell Obama to Say NO to Tar Sands. Pls RT act.350.org/sign/tar-sands/ ...and go much further yourself.

22 Aug 2011

296

It's a natural system bankruptcy, EROI < 1, ever growing demand exceeding supply, shedding failing parts til it weakens the whole like Rome.

22 Aug 2011

295

We finally overcame nature, the dumb way... but by rejecting her from our social realities, a harrowing partner rejection to come.

22 Aug 2011

294

Our words became ungrounded and lost their real meanings because of our cultural choice to not accept nature in our social realities.

22 Aug 2011

293

Even the IPCC calls for ever growing resource depletion to pay for climate mitigation... Yea, that'll work great! natural system bankruptcy

22 Aug 2011

292

@donmacca Not one confronts needing to end ever growing profits. The physical world requires, the social world denies.synapse9.com/signals

22 Aug 2011

291

@postgrowth - It's wrong to say "We are ecological accountants" like EF does, overlooking outsourced impacts of money.synapse9.com/SEA

21 Aug 2011

290

I think the only reasonable conclusion is that somehow all our metaphors got broke, and just don't connect anymore.

21 Aug 2011

289

@Revkin Rick Perry may be mad... just as divorced from reality as our world plan to sustain prosperity with ever faster resource depletion.

21 Aug 2011

288

Maybe it's that so many people are trying to get a word in edgewise, practically one actually gets a chance to say anything...

20 Aug 2011

287

Sparks originate opportunistically, storms originate opportunistically, phase changes originate opportunistically...

20 Aug 2011

286

How come learning broke down, and everyone became an ego universalist???

20 Aug 2011

285

It seems there needs to be an opportunistic event for beginning any deterministic process.

20 Aug 2011

284

In nature, growth is NOT a number on a sliding scale. It's a construction project for making something lasting and succeeds, or it fails.

20 Aug 2011

 

 

 

283

Finding someone else's pocket to pick doesn't tell you why everyone is getting so desperate to find someone else's pocket to pick...

19 Aug 2011

282

I might not have noticed... but for being offended by how men keep screwing nature just to create bigger screw guns, with no other purpose.

19 Aug 2011

281

Money is actually pumped from the earth, in the form of delivered goods and services, and *that's* why it can't keep multiplying any more.

19 Aug 2011

280

"More" is a terrible purpose to keep for centuries, even "saving lives" then creates diseases, bad genes & incompetence nature wouldn't.

18 Aug 2011

279

@aleksj But what if information is now interpreted from invented social realities, ever more divorced from the common complex real world.

17 Aug 2011

278

Look at the world consensus economic policy, more growth to use depleting resources and create externalities to not respond to ever faster.

17 Aug 2011

277

Go outside your familiar network...

17 Aug 2011

276

It seems an information age naturally leaves you trying to run the world with culture wars, each viewing it from its own reality.

17 Aug 2011

275

It's also progress that exhausts *affordable* resources ever faster... so high overhead economies that get hit hardest.

16 Aug 2011

274

Whose job is that anyway, dealing with a world psychosis... like belief in prosperity assured by using up shrinking resources ever faster?

16 Aug 2011

273

Hunter/gatherers took from nature to use and work on at home, but then some used their takes to only multiply, and stopped bringing it home.

16 Aug 2011

272

In real science, theory is the question, and the study of nature is always the answer.

16 Aug 2011

271

@postgrowth @Freemoneyday @VenessaMiemis 13 books... that still don't fix the way we use money to grow investments...synapse9.com/signals/2011/0…

16 Aug 2011

270

@postgrowth @degrowth "co-creating no growth world" also adds to wonder about why economic "crazies" seem ALL around.synapse9.com/signals/2011/0…

15 Aug 2011

269

@STWR_ @yesmagazine "Resilient Economy" adds to wonder about why economic "crazies" seem ALL around.synapse9.com/signals/2011/0…

15 Aug 2011

268

Even life saving is limited by promoting genes and incompetence nature would have eliminated, needing a greater purpose than just "more".

15 Aug 2011

267

Growth always continues till it eliminates the conditions for growth, a change in rules like your birth getting you evicted from the womb.

15 Aug 2011

266

Now... if anyone would connect that with our driving money the opposite way.. we'd be getting places. thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/08/0…

15 Aug 2011

265

Arctic sea ice trend.. very graphically displayed...thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/08/0…

15 Aug 2011

264

Why do politicians all agree on our wasting our effort getting back to using things up ever faster to remain prosperous?? Won't work.

14 Aug 2011

263

You know, like some days it's just time to listen to your own body, as it's got things to say to you? The earth's our body, listen.

14 Aug 2011

262

Natural systems grow in their own bubbles, as self-defined networks growing from a seed, emerging in a burst of self-organization.

13 Aug 2011

261

When it comes down to it, the people who have difficulty acknowledging error are the ones who are just not curious about the real world.

12 Aug 2011

260

What kills confidence more than anything else is endless over-investment, squeezing everyone's margins to a common point of disillusionment.

12 Aug 2011

259

...and while not finding any resting place offering growth, still fooling both computer and man that hopes to find the world is infinite.

12 Aug 2011

258

Are wild daily gyrations "the Twitter Effect" with the world's market chasers and followers flocking like birds finding no place to land?

12 Aug 2011

257

Managing for growth results in taking on more complex tasks till the system doing it becomes unmanageable, so manage for response instead.

11 Aug 2011

256

A system of ever growing complexity now naturally exceeding the limits of its own self regulation, as clearly described in 1979.

11 Aug 2011

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Market players driving turmoil to profit from it, not to share in what's profitable to others? Spoiling the game fun at first, then ugly.

11 Aug 2011

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"I'll Be Gone / You'll Be Gone" is financial manipulation, that naturally grows ever faster when that's what profitable investment is left.

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The social contract becomes one sided, money goes into things, but only with guarantees to take more out, till it breaks the social order.

11 Aug 2011

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Investing money into things to take more out first stimulates then overtakes and destroys them. An infinite thing chasing a finite one.

11 Aug 2011

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The real cause is accumulated money accumulating more and more, bankrupting the cash economy. It irreversible when the bars begin to close.

11 Aug 2011

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So, one real way to fix the drain of money from the cash economy into finance is to print as much as 30 years of our wages to hand out. ;-)

10 Aug 2011

249

What's the real difference between adding by units and adding in %'s? For flows in nature one can be a steady state, and the other can't.

10 Aug 2011

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@EarthUnSummit12 @artate - and... ALL our institutions designed to remain "stable" by multiplying in scale forever too... odd design, no?

10 Aug 2011

247

Really Phil, you're forgetting the true reality is the epicycles for our theory, not the things of nature, if you know what's good for you.

9 Aug 2011

246

@aleksj Trader's "hands on faces" seems GD endless! Must be the world in our brains isn't found in reality... synapse9.com/signals

9 Aug 2011

245

"Reading Nature's Signals" for learning how to read the individual behaviors of the living systems of nature.google.com/reader/view/fe…

9 Aug 2011

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We built the fixed design of our society around taking two cookies from nature for every one we took before, like a mindless 2 year old.

9 Aug 2011

243

The real crisis is how people think nature uses their own social network's theory, so can't read what her signals mean!synapse9.com/signals

9 Aug 2011

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A long infantile habit of taking two cookies for every one you took before... naturally leads to this (usual tragic bedlam).

9 Aug 2011

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With finance designed for everyone to take over the world at once, many find hoarding cash is their last refuge, and the world seizes up...

9 Aug 2011

240

Keynes actually predicted this very kind of natural end-of-growth crisis, ever growing savings getting shrinking returns synapse9.com/blog/2010/04/0…

9 Aug 2011

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CapitalInstitute.com Synapse9.com. Poking our heads above the waves!

8 Aug 2011

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Enough spending by those with excess savings averts world default when growth becomes unprofitable. (Keynes Chapter 16)synapse9.com/ref/KeynesGenT…

8 Aug 2011

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If enough spending by those with excess savings would both end growth and avert world default on it as debt, then what's their motive???

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Is it that we live in a physical world, not a theoretical world, that all the theoretical arts simply missed, just looking the other way???

8 Aug 2011

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How did science not notice, that all the systems we see developing and operated from the inside, aren't controlled by forces from outside???

8 Aug 2011

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The catch for mainstream science, for example, is how nature operates in cells working internally, so not ruled by what observers can see.

8 Aug 2011

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I am looking, but just don't find any stream of western culture that doesn't treat nature as its own theory... and they're all different.

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@Revkin Friedman's "5 eroded pillars" (of perpetual growth), omits the need for rapidly depleting resources and the conflicts that causes.

8 Aug 2011

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Owning an ever growing share, of an ever more fictional pie, your value is still what you can sell it for, right?? But leads to panic...

8 Aug 2011

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The impression is our whole intellectual culture is profoundly blind or dishonest... as nearly everyone's theories treat nature as a theory.

8 Aug 2011

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In the end, money IS reality, no financial system is stable if those with savings just squeezed it for more, and don’t spend their earnings.

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Love is all you need! ...except figuring out why a world filled with so much of it is also so amazingly ignorant of nature.

6 Aug 

239

Learn words referring directly to events and objects of nature, and for her meanings, separate from word uses for our beliefs and values.

6 Aug 

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How money connects to reality is by our using it for making requests for ever growing control of the earth, which backfires at the limits.

6 Aug 

237

The ideal economic product, low cost, little thought needed, direct access to the brain's pleasure centers... our consuming main activity!

6 Aug 

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Do we protect endangered species? ...or more our own dependency on the money, what actually causes the great threat to nature and the earth?

6 Aug 

235

Do we "save lives" or more often just bodies? ...added to our list of credits, but rewarded with only painful struggle and to die unnoticed.

6 Aug 

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@revkin - Well, looking for first causes, what's always done the most to keep speeding up warming is "making money", the one whole cause.

6 Aug 

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Social networks drifting ever further into their own social realities... Ever more urged by nature go the other way! synapse9.com/signals/2011/0…

6 Aug 

232

Everyone says, "Well my theory is..." as if that was all nature required to give them a whole new reality.

6 Aug 

231

All the paths for escaping the house of self-love are so overgrown you can hardly see where they are anymore.

6 Aug 

230

Still... beats me how to get love to be truthful. I'm just surrounded by intellectual cultures in love with themselves and happy to be.

6 Aug 

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Putting money in to take more out, pumps things up but then drains them dry, a fine boom-bust stewardship for our lives. synapse9.com/issues/Reading…

28 Jul 

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@revkin ... The MUCH bigger problem is "leading experts" have long assumed we lived in a deterministic world, only now finding out we don't.

26 Jul 

227

Interesting that Teilhard de Chardin was the genius McLuhan got his main ideas from... but never mentioned. Strange intellects, ice on fire

21 Jul 

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That scientists counted only ~1/5 of the energy demands of businesses (SEA) let environmentalists make great errors.synapse9.com/SEA

21 Jul 

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Money multiplies for people who manage money, not anyone else. That difference grows relentlessly unless money earnings get spent.

21 Jul 

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MCluhan's "the medium is the message" seems to mean that in the future every cultural network can look out from its own private bubble.

20 Jul 

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@mothernaturenet @revkin still not checking if "clean tech" comes from "dirty money", the usual investment plan to take over all of nature.

19 Jul 

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how would one know whether "clean tech" came from "dirty money" or not, the usual plot of investors to turn the whole earth into products.

19 Jul 

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What if everyone found a good use for everyone else's trash, like nature does, acting as her partner instead of her worst problem.

19 Jul 

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What animates change in nature are explosions of self-organization we see as "growth", but mysteriously it's not even a subject of physics.

17 Jul 

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People "living on the edge" are often kept there by aid that fails to change their problem, only making it worse by trying to hide it.

17 Jul 

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Paper on 500% adjustment in what energy uses to count, just awarded ASME prize for best Energy Sustainability paper 2010synapse9.com/signals/2011/0…

11 Jul 

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the problem with social networks is nature gets seen as their social construct, even science, with language, as yet, defining everything.

10 Jul 

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mother nature also kindly reminds us, you better not address her as "sir" either, if you want to get along...

10 Jul 

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nature is at a loss how to help her creation, that denies her physical working parts, treating them like just a game of social appearances.

10 Jul 

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@aleksj One also needs to look at immigration as a series of great waves and historic events.. synapse9.com/issues/USImmig

8 Jul 

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Where do you find the natural world?synapse9.com/signals/2011/0…

8 Jul 

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There's nothing wrong with the joys of our lives at all, but letting others use them to drive the earth to exhaustion.

7 Jul 

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Would we find reality more likely in things we can explain, or in things we are at a loss to but nature does simply, like growth and change.

7 Jul 

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In demanding CO2 use if we could smell the gas, we'd get a cubic meter blast for every single dollar of GDP we spent.synapse9.com/design/dollars…

6 Jul 

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If growth is like pregnancy, and creates something, limitless growth is a plan to exhaust all resources before budgeting for child rearing.

3 Jul 

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@aleksj Growth as a "pulse" is more like pregnancy, you just can't stay in it, and have REAL IMPORTANT things to do and care for then.

3 Jul 

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@aleksj Social media make belief culturally affirming... but observation not, and so are biased against reading nature.synapse9.com/signals/

2 Jul 

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@Revkin Environmentalists also impressively ignore the actual source of demand, that overpowers their own efforts to protect the earth.

1 Jul 

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Environmentalists Are Doing Impressive Fracking PR Work in New York - Politics - The Atlantic Wire theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/…

1 Jul 

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So, what is the "good reason" for our using all our expert systems to make live better by a means that seems to destroy the earth?

1 Jul 

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So unexpected is world resource demand exceed world supply, now we don't see it at it's happening. A defining moment:synapse9.com/pub/ASustInves

1 Jul 

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Every time I point out the little gaps, someone thinks I'm just showing them the myths need patching, and promptly cover it up! ;-)

30 Jun 

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Trying to be a member in good standing, of a culture blind to its own circumstance, makes not seeing it a price of "good standing"

30 Jun 

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Our world doesn't sit still, but is in turbulent motion, as we heat it up without knowing how.

30 Jun 

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Isn't the problem... that belief is culturally affirming, and observation not, but questioning? Then our cultures go blind and disconnect.

30 Jun 

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If population & productivity growth raise demand and nature and conservation both are decreasing supply, what relieves the growing conflict?

22 Jun 

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Moving to higher ground to avoid being swept away by a flood is "socially unacceptable" to people why don't want to get wet.

22 Jun 

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Foo Camp 6/10-12 in Sebastopol lanyrd.com/2011/foocamp/ via @lanyrd - Alex Jakulin presenting my work - Anarchetype study for natural systems

9 Jun 

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@Revkin @guardian Setting tougher targets for climate change won't reduce a bit the CO2 stimulus of economic growth still in them.

3 Jun 

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@Revkin Tempting, but denying the physical nature of nature won't make it a malleable concept to change as we like. Reality has no escape.

3 Jun 

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@SustainOurEarth @addthis Speth's micro-managing of the world ecology as a governmental service, won't erase the limits of money, nope!!

3 Jun 

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@Revkin @USGS "Peak Planet" isn't a list of resources limits and workouts, but a systemic collision between nature and man leaving no choice

1 Jun 

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@Revkin But Andy... Smil's "sustained push to boost innovation" is the old core problem, as ever bigger risks with nature, used for growth.

1 Jun 

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People's #productivity, stiffening resolve & natural limits of supply, driving food and fuel through the roof! synapse9.com/phpub.htm#113

31 May 

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@STWR_ food prices double by 2030? Critical to see it's the drive for productivity doing it - www.synapse9.com/pub/ASustInvestMoment-PH.pdf

31 May 

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The telling mental gap that “Gapminder.org” graphically displayshttp://synapse9.com/blog/2011/05/30/the-telling-mental-gap-at-gapminderorg

30 May 

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The answer is in! The #limit of #growth is much too expensive!#Resource #markets switch from inviting new users to defending their turf!

26 Mar 

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When's it more profitable to invest in making your environment work than in inflating your own wealth? In finance, simply never! :-/

22 Mar 

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When is the point in #growth when it becomes more profitable to invest in protecting and nurturing your environment than expanding yourself?

15 Mar 

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@edyong209 @ken_homer - definitely, most radical change we see coming we can keep denying till the day it arrives, this just overwhelms

15 Mar 

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#Food crisis, WorldWatch links to fuel demand, making fertilizer from natural gas too expensive.. synapse9.com/issues/PlanteChange11_03.pdf

14 Mar 

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Was it when our guides chose to impress on us that nature's voice spoke in their words, not in how to listen to her's, so very long ago??

8 Mar 

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When the earth as a whole calls out our name so clearly, and just as clearly unheard, I wonder when it was we became so deaf to her song?

8 Mar 

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@Revkin Well, realistically, to have helped him you'd have had to stop and give him a lift. It wasn't something 911 could really respond to.

6 Mar 

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@GreatConvergnce Duh... syNapse9?? It's about how nature connects things using narrow gaps to have openings where the wilderness can enter.

6 Mar 

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@GreatConvergnce @dotearth But Gell-Mann trusts the theories of "whole system modelers" but not the insights of whole system observers. Why?

6 Mar 

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All the signs from our environment are "sharp turn ahead" but our culture says "race ahead ever faster"... is THAT all in our heads too??

5 Mar 

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The PROBLEM, is we just have not tried enough wild schemes to get unsustainable growth to continue! That's all it is!

3 Mar 

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I liked a YouTube video -- Ra Ra Riot - Can You Tell (A Cappella)http://youtu.be/lH91YsaBkVI?a

25 Feb 

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nice art, both kinds! ;-) (YouTube http://youtu.be/lH91YsaBkVI?a)

25 Feb 

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@TEEB4ME But... "invest 2% GDP" still also multiplies the main problem, ever increasing addiction to depleting resources of all kinds!

21 Feb 

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If nature isn't responding to us, and both government and business misunderstand, do "the people" need to tell her what to do instead?

21 Feb 

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Do "facts that don't fit" have their own drawer in your mind? Or does it only prevent clutter to quickly erase them?

21 Feb 

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The debate over who should take charge over nature, the "government" or "business", seems to be wasting our time..

21 Feb 

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Where "the facts are easy but the memes are hard" is *exactly* where to look for the new questions and new paths we need to understand.

21 Feb 

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why we don't accept that efficiency always multiplied consumption? ... the facts are easy and the memes are hard

21 Feb 

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Was it constitutional for an abdicating president of Egypt to dismiss the constitution, and give the country to the military?? Sounds odd.

11 Feb 

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Well, if #Egypt was worried about it's tourist business..., They have no worries now! What a great place to visit it's now become.

11 Feb 

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#Egypt, "putting something on paper" need not be much, just a wonderfully clear statement of the path and goal and commitment

11 Feb 

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#Egypt needs to put something on paper!! Just love and solidarity in the streets... is nothing to build on, and not sustainable.

11 Feb 

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More delay in Egypt getting back to life as usual... You'd think the business community would explain.. free markets need free people.

10 Feb 

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#Grist - who's keeping their heads??http://www.grist.org/article/2011-02-09-smackdown-climate-science-vs-climate-economics#c745923

10 Feb 

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Egypt

9 Feb 

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Why does the "roadmap" for Egypt have no destination but silencing the protest...?

9 Feb 

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Egypt is planning on killing its people to save it's dictator's honor... Grand purpose... bu will it work? No, of course not.

9 Feb 

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I liked a YouTube video -- The Life and Times of Louis I. Kahn 2007http://youtu.be/SHB0SSj-1k4?a

19 Jan 

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what most people seem to learn from thinking is that observation is unimportant...

31 Dec 

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"A New Year’s wish, the true celebration" - last 7 tweets fromhttp://synapse9.com/blog/2010/12/30/a-new-years-wish-the-true-celebration/

31 Dec 

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It's asking too much, to expect what you can ask the world to do for you to multiply without end, denying your connection to life.

31 Dec 

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It's real simple, nature's energy budget just doesn't allow for one system to take for itself ever more of the energy needed by others.

31 Dec 

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Cultural reasoning is not like science, picking the answers it likes, ignoring the rest, rather than looking for questions with answers.

31 Dec 

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the IPCC then pointed out we won't even have an planet we'd recognize as earth to return to, if we don't respond, ignored all but entirely.

31 Dec 

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Keynes pointed out that when natural limits come money has to stop multiplying too, Meadows to how it's happening and very dangerous

31 Dec 

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Malthus pointed out that with unlimited demand the food runs out, and Jevons that being efficient makes that happen sooner.

31 Dec 

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Seeing the worth of money as tokens, denies how it connects you to life, each as one equal share of all you can ask the world to do for you.

31 Dec 

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ain't it the shits... to live up to someone else's ideals and find out they didn't give a shit??

5 Dec 

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I liked a YouTube video -- White Noise http://youtu.be/8hI5Rs-VXQE?a

5 Dec 

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What #wandering #minds need to know... (we're ALL kind of "out of the loop") www.synapse9.com/issues/WanderingMinds.htm

5 Dec 

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could the internet be destroying #knowledge... not converging toward anything but becoming turbulence to destroy every direction?

4 Dec 

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The #GHG #trend... improving efficiency *HAS NO EFFECT* on reducing share of fossil fuel use www.synapse9.com/blog/2010/12/04/dollarshadow/

4 Dec 

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The most accurate available measure of anything's #global #impacts is its share of #GDP as a share of the world's total, #dollarshadow.htm

3 Dec 

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#CharlieRangle I don't think it reflects on you Charlie, but panicky people grasping for straws. Don't be bitter, they need your help!

2 Dec 

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@Revkin Why have plans to stop #climate change paid for by continually growing energy use, with growing impacts to be all #unsustainable?

27 Nov 

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100% #renewable?http://www.climatespectator.com.au/commentary/renewable-energy-baseload-power-David-Mills-solar-wind

26 Nov 

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For Thanksgiving, a little tale of surprising bounty that changes meaning every yearhttp://www.synapse9.com/issues/PeakZucchini.pdf :-)

25 Nov 

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@revkin Who "owns" the resulting CO2 is THE PURCHASER of the service it provided... That's the physics, the economics might as well follow.

24 Nov 

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But why???... are we still nearly all reducing only the rate of accelerating increases in our impacts, and just calling it #"efficient"??

23 Nov 

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The Capital Institute, seems significantly different, clear as the greens but going further on the risk of not preserving natural capital.

23 Nov 

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what they once called the "widow's cruse" turns out instead to be a a "youthful world's #challenge", not at ALL the end

20 Nov 

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If you owe someone #money, then they owe it to you to put it back into the world you got if from, a delightful real law of balance!

20 Nov 

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Isn't it #rude, when so many trusted voices of the past decide to become just voices of the past, and you have to move on?

19 Nov 

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Sounds good Leland, good to talk. (YouTubehttp://youtu.be/L1bWNgJnjuQ?a)

16 Nov 

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People are getting it! search [site:synapse9.com] my great old writings are coming up

13 Nov 

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"Models Learning Change" now in Cosmos & History - Natural science for adaptive modeling, for #growth & #changehttp://synapse9.com/blog/

13 Nov 

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@sky_pointer @Revkin It's to preserve positive net earnings that investors would spend them, to not drive net earnings toward zero, as now.

13 Nov 

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What if I were in power, what would I change?http://synapse9.com/blog/2010/11/12/what-if-i-were-in-power-what-would-i-change/

12 Nov