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Phil Henshaw -Blog Reading Nature’s Signals  Research archive Synapse9.com,
some important systems principles highlighted

 

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

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 30 Sep 2011

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

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 30 Sep 2011

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

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 30 Sep 2011

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

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 30 Sep 2011

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

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 30 Sep 2011

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

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 30 Sep 2011

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

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 29 Sep 2011

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

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 29 Sep 2011

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@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

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... 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

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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

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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.

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 28 Sep 2011

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

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 28 Sep 2011

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

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 28 Sep 2011

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

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 28 Sep 2011

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

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 28 Sep 2011

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

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 28 Sep 2011

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

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 27 Sep 2011

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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... 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

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...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

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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

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

24 Sep 2011

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@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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

 

 

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

20 Sep 2011

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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

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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

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

20 Sep 2011

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

19 Sep 2011

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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

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@@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

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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

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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

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

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

19 Sep 2011

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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@@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

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

9 Sep 2011

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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

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@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

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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

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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

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@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

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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

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@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

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@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

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@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

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

8 Sep 2011

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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

7 Sep 2011

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

6 Sep 2011

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@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

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

6 Sep 2011

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

6 Sep 2011

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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

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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

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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

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

4 Sep 2011

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@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

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

4 Sep 2011

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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

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

4 Sep 2011

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

3 Sep 2011

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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

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

3 Sep 2011

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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

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

3 Sep 2011

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@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

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

2 Sep 2011

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

2 Sep 2011

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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

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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

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@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

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..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

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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

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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

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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

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@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

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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

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

30 Aug 2011

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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

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

29 Aug 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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

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@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

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

28 Aug 2011

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@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

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

28 Aug 2011

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#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

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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

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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

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

27 Aug 2011

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

27 Aug 2011

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

27 Aug 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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@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

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@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

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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

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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

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@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

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@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

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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

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

25 Aug 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

22 Aug 2011

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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

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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

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

22 Aug 2011

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

21 Aug 2011

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

21 Aug 2011

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@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

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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

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

20 Aug 2011

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

20 Aug 2011

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

20 Aug 2011

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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

18 Aug 2011

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

17 Aug 2011

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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

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Go outside your familiar network...

17 Aug 2011

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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

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

16 Aug 2011

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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

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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

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

16 Aug 2011

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@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

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@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

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

15 Aug 2011

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

15 Aug 2011

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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

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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

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

15 Aug 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

12 Aug 2011

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...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

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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

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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

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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

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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

248

@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

244

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

242

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

9 Aug 2011

241

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 returnssynapse9.com/blog/2010/04/0…

9 Aug 2011

236

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

8 Aug 2011

235

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???

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

234

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

233

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

231

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

230

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

229

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

3 hours ago

328

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

3 hours ago

327

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.

8 hours ago 

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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...

16 hours ago 

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

17 hours ago 

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

17 hours ago 

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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.

20 hours ago 

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@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.

20 hours ago 

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

21 hours ago 

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

23 hours ago 

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

23 hours ago 

318

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

23 hours ago 

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@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 

316

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 

315

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

25 Aug 

314

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 

313

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 

312

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

25 Aug 

311

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

25 Aug 

310

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 

309

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 

308

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 

307

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

22 Aug 

306

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

22 Aug 

305

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

22 Aug 

304

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

22 Aug 

303

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

21 Aug 

302

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

21 Aug 

301

@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 

300

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 

299

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

20 Aug 

298

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

20 Aug 

297

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

20 Aug 

296

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 

295

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 

294

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 

293

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 

292

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

18 Aug 

291

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

17 Aug 

290

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

17 Aug 

289

Go outside your familiar network...

17 Aug 

288

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 

287

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

16 Aug 

286

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

16 Aug 

285

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 

284

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

16 Aug 

283

@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 

282

@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 

281

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

15 Aug 

280

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

15 Aug 

279

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 

278

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 

277

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

15 Aug 

276

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 

275

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 

274

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

13 Aug 

273

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 

272

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

12 Aug 

271

...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 

270

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 

269

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

11 Aug 

268

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

11 Aug 

267

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 

266

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

11 Aug 

265

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 

264

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

11 Aug 

263

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

11 Aug 

262

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 

261

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 

260

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

10 Aug 

259

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 

258

@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 

257

"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 

256

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 

255

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 

254

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

9 Aug 

253

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...

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252

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

15 minutes ago 

251

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

8 hours ago 

250

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???

9 hours ago 

249

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

9 hours ago 

248

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

14 hours ago 

247

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???

14 hours ago 

246

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

19 hours ago 

245

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.

19 hours ago 

244

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

19 hours ago 

243

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...

19 hours ago 

242

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

20 hours ago 

241

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.

20 hours ago 

240

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 

238

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 

236

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 

234

@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 

233

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 

229

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 

228

@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 

226

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

21 Jul 

225

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

21 Jul 

224

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 

223

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

19 Jul 

222

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 

221

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 

220

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 

219

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 

218

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 

217

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

10 Jul 

216

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

10 Jul 

215

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 

214

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

8 Jul 

213

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

8 Jul 

212

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 

211

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 

210

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 

209

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

3 Jul 

208

@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 

207

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

2 Jul 

206

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

1 Jul 

205

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

1 Jul 

204

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 

203

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 

202

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 

201

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 

200

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

30 Jun 

199

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

30 Jun 

198

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

22 Jun 

197

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 

196

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 

195

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

3 Jun 

194

@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 

193

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

3 Jun 

192

@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 

191

@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 

190

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

31 May 

189

@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 

188

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

30 May 

187

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 

186

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

22 Mar 

185

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

15 Mar 

184

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

15 Mar 

183

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

14 Mar 

182

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 

181

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 

180

@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 

179

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

6 Mar 

178

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

6 Mar 

177

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 

176

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

3 Mar 

175

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

25 Feb 

174

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

25 Feb 

173

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

21 Feb 

172

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 

171

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 

170

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

21 Feb 

169

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 

168

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

21 Feb 

167

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

11 Feb 

166

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 

165

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

11 Feb 

164

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

11 Feb 

163

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 

162

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

10 Feb 

161

Egypt

9 Feb 

160

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

9 Feb 

159

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 

158

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

19 Jan 

157

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

31 Dec 

156

"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 

155

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 

154

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 

153

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

31 Dec 

152

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 

151

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 

150

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

31 Dec 

149

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 

148

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

5 Dec 

147

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

5 Dec 

146

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

5 Dec 

145

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

4 Dec 

144

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 

143

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 

142

#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 

141

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

27 Nov 

140

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

26 Nov 

139

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

25 Nov 

138

@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 

137

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

23 Nov 

136

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

23 Nov 

135

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 

134

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 

133

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 

132

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

16 Nov 

131

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

13 Nov 

130

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

13 Nov 

129

@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 

128

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 

127

But how do we reduce our economic footprint?http://synapse9.com/blog/2010/11/12/but-how-do-we-reduce-our-economic-footprint/

12 Nov 

126

The Story of "Missing Stuff"http://synapse9.com/blog/2010/11/12/the-story-of-the-missing-stuff/

12 Nov 

125

So... why in the WORLD do world thinkers fail to menTion the small discrepan... (YouTube http://youtu.be/Zam9DZ43Cl0?a)

11 Nov 

124

You can't just tape up the holes to keep the #bubble's from #bursting(it's essential to turn down the pumps working to #inflate them too).

15 Jul 10 

123

#Formulas tell of pushes and pulls on fixed #connections, but #nature the stories of fitting opposite shapes and chances of new connection.

30 Jun 10 

122

I joined FOUR YEARS. GO. #4YG. I will pay close attention to how my money keeps churning my whole world. http://...http://rpx.me/wLU

29 Jun 10 

121

Directions of progress, without a real objective, are plans to push the limits and be stopped by only failing to respond to things ignored.

28 Jun 10 

120

Or..What say we... learn to control ever more #complicatedsystems and then give them ever less thoughtful people??? <:-o <:-o

14 Jun 10 

119

What say we... learn to control ever more #complicated systems and then give them ever less thought? <:-o

14 Jun 10 

118

Talk of achieving "Singularity" begs one ask Which one? ..reducing thought to singularities or our control of nature, or is that the same?

13 Jun 10 

117

You can't keep a #growth system that doesn't work as a whole, so even if enticing, #money that promises to ever multiply won't be kept.

10 Jun 10 

116

To #economists, resource substitution is defined as free, as if hunter-gatherers still using cut & run as our theory of #nature!

8 Jun 10 

115

@drgrist #"kicking ass" gets harder if the real fault is with our love of productivity, having ever greater impacts with ever less effort.

8 Jun 10 

114

We know the appeal of how machine-like nature is, but we seem caught quite off guard not having taken interest in how very lively too.

8 Jun 10 

113

I guess if we're running out of cheap stuff, we'll need to get our stuff elsewhere, if there still is some place "elsewhere"

7 Jun 10 

112

Maximum growth & profit go to those who skim and run, so IBG-YBG has been our world economic policy forever. Hunter-gatherers started it!

7 Jun 10 

111

#CO2 allowance = ~5 years. Cheap #oil supply = ~ 5 to 10 years. Plan to #grow as fast as possible to keep economy stable forever. What?????

7 Jun 10 

110

Our natural (mental) #limits destabilized our economy, letting us choose faster resource depletion to stabilize #growth, in the 1950's.

7 Jun 10 

109

I makes us seem like blind #slaves to ideology to not question "be fruitful and multiply" even when it's clearly no longer #fruitful.

6 Jun 10 

108

Obama asks why BP didn't think through the #consequences of feeding an #economy that must always multiply it's consumption to remain stable!

3 Jun 10 

107

Everyone knows physical systems all have breaking points, right? (and theories often don't)... but if #theory is our reality, what then?

3 Jun 10 

106

@drgrist "Interesting Obama never mentioned...climate" or that growth requires ever more use of cheapest energy, oil till it runs out too!

3 Jun 10 

105

BEST invention ever, my solar powered bank account recharger, just put it on your window sill and watch your money multiply, *guaranteed*!

3 Jun 10 

104

what makes things "blow up" seems, to often be the wall you erect to "keep things from blowing up", that would otherwise "blow over".

3 Jun 10 

103

Given the growing conflicts, business can't make a profit without taking short cuts, so the have to ever more to just stay in business.

2 Jun 10 

102

@STWR_ spending a trillion, seeming to be mostly for retribution, really shows just how cheap we really are!

2 Jun 10 

101

Does it escape our attention?... that solutions making things more #complex, makes them easier to misunderstand and harder to change?

1 Jun 10 

100

What about the spectrum of growing #risks of #growth that are completely natural, and NOT caused by human error??

1 Jun 10 

99

The #obligation to help people, who make such a big show of being #helpless, stops where it does more harm, or just isn't fun.

1 Jun 10 

98

Solutions that multiply, and hide ever more unrecognized risks, ..are, well "perfect", giving you nothing at all to worry about.

1 Jun 10 

97

BP #unprepared? Simple #economics limits preparation for ever wider harm of ever bigger things going wrong, a natural limit of #growth.

29 May 10 

96

What you say makes sense to you but none to me... so we both mush be!

29 May 10 

95

What's #real or #imagined isn't possible to tell, except from the gaps in what you think that keep sending you back to the source.

28 May 10 

94

Pink Floyd walks into a bar saying "I don't need no thought control", the bartender says "I'll buy that!", so now they're both fat cats!

28 May 10 

93

Why can't nature just leave our perfect theories alone!! ... always mucking things up by changing the world around them!

26 May 10 

92

is there ANYTHING different between alternating and escalating effects other than the good intentions that may or not be behind them??

25 May 10 

91

Sustainability is generally measured as if the head on a beer, the less head the less beer... right? See it clear from a distance, no prob!

25 May 10 

90

long vigorous and resilient, reached an unprecedented peak and then literally collapsed...

25 May 10 

89

we regulate economies like a #casino, for players guaranteed to win their bets and encouraged to pile their winnings on their bets... Smart!

25 May 10 

88

Can't change the past?? Isn't the future just one revisionist history after another, constantly changing the meaning of the past? #change

24 May 10 

87

So, how did we get here, unable to tell if there are any independent realities, or just culturally preferred ones? What's that for?

23 May 10 

86

Risk of a further physical system collapse. #growth #criseswww.synapse9.com/blog