Caduceus Erroneous? Geopolitical challenges such as a pandemic or the multiple impacts of climate change instruct the genius of humanity to bring about systemic change and to resist and reverse “them not us” policies and strategies. These are tests for leadership without national borders, that rage against the intolerant behaviors most likely to kill or … Continue reading Caduceus Erroneous?
Jeff Goodell at Long Now Foundation Goodell is a journalist focused on energy systems and climate change. At the end of his talk Jeff Goodell was asked what he would do with $200 billion. His answer was surprising. He said he would spend it all on finding ways to improve the quality of political change … Continue reading Political Waters
"The social contract for authority is at the center of money, politics, and religion. No surprise there. Each center’s loci have confirming elements such as the high priest’s temple or another object of supreme power represented by the elite and their agents. Throughout human history, from the origination of “coin” to “subprime lending,” these three … Continue reading The Urban Planet
We live in a culture that embeds information, and where the most important things tend to go unsaid. All of us put information into machines that will retrieve data on practically anything imaginable from an alarm clock to an AI for more complex decision-making. A recent Rolling Stone article by Jeff Goodell (Flooded City) does … Continue reading Embed
This history of the human settlement is a story of continuous growth and increasing urban densities that reduce per capita resource consumption among the successfully urbanizing countries and decreasing net densities among those who do not have an urban agenda. The summary omits Africa in this context. It is a glaring omission of the … Continue reading Lincoln Institute