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1535

There's "NO STATUS QUO" for SD efforts to match, if endless economic expansion moves the goal posts ever faster too. #UN #HLP

13-Jun
2013

12:41
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1534

It only takes curiosity, to ask what really drives our cultures to ALL bet the bank on taking over the world??

12-Jun
2013

10:50
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1533

Life'd be less frustrating if our cultures didn't ALL base their prosperity on taking over ever more of the world. http://t.co/61js2oqN7z

12-Jun
2013

9:31
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1532

Still, human arrogance and ignorance of life pervades, reading our images as realities rather than precious hints.  http://t.co/LB9mW3sQ9c

12-Jun
2013

12:07
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1531

 

 

 

1530

To #decouple #growth, could the value we add double 5 times a century (x32), when till now it was 2 times a century (x4)?? http://t.co/WBBK5aTtri

10-Jun
2013

6:26
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1529

If our ever #growing #solutions keep making things ever more unmanageable, it all gets more and more frustrating. http://t.co/iBxBwdcLZc

10-Jun
2013

6:14
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1528

People overlook great #INEQUITY comes from using power to take power, and will ONLY change by changing that game, with ONLY one fair way.

10-Jun
2013

11:10
AM

1527

Everyting horrid, as well as beautiful, needs a burst of energy and self-organization to get started!  ... beautiful.  :-)

10-Jun
2013

10:59
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1526

@Revkin @CarlPope If trees should make autocrats quiver, why do human minds seem to make nature quiver, our theories twisting her in knots.

8-Jun
2013

1:03
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1525

great vision - Silke Helfrich: "Economics and the Commons?! Towards a Commons Creating ...http://t.co/HURia7IY4r via @youtube

1-Jun
2013

3:24
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1524

Silke has a wonderful grasp of the whole diversity of ways people are exploring the commons. (@YouTube http://t.co/f8HpqLhl7S )

1-Jun
2013

3:24
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1523

I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/f8HpqLhl7S Silke Helfrich: "Economics and the Commons?! Towards a Commons Creating Peer

1-Jun
2013

3:17
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1522

@2015on #Post2015HLP - STILL... the deep flaw is talking about where to go without thinking how to get there, 'how' ALWAYS changes the goal.

31-May
2013

4:00
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1521

@2015on #Post2015HLP "having the money" ISN'T THE KEY but what you take it from.. as MORE MONEY is more spending and unsustainable impacts.

31-May
2013

3:56
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1520

@2015on #Post2015HLP High praises were given to engagement with Civil Society, but the discussion quite left out how to proceed.

31-May
2013

3:52
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1519

@2015on #Post2015HLP The report curiously omits the VAST cultural changes for "slow" adapting communities to compete with "fast" ones.

31-May
2013

3:50
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1518

@2015on #Post2015HLP "Building lasting prosperity" is a self-contradiction, if "prosperity" means growth of money and consumption.

31-May
2013

3:45
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1517

@2015on #Post2015HLP - If others used your money to consume other people's resources ever more, when would it cause trouble?https://t.co/QbCkhuAOvq

31-May
2013

3:38
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1516

@2015on #Post2015HLP - Where it breaks down is in "agreeing on how where to end..." having no idea how to get there. http://t.co/GmW9IwBesr

31-May
2013

3:32
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1515

@2015on #Post2015HLP - the real answer to MONEY.. at the limits the use of profit is owed to caring for the earth, not inflating power.

31-May
2013

3:28
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1514

@2015on #Post2015HLP Sadly, the report is still "Old Economics", a vision of how cooperation will erase the limits of the earth...

31-May
2013

2:51
PM

1513

@2015on #Post2015HLP An "agenda that is truly transformational" can't skip the steering problem of money, which has no "agenda" but MORE.

31-May
2013

2:44
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1512

@2015on #Post2015HLP Wonderful to feel "everybody in the same boat", but leaving out how our money can respond to sharing the earth.

31-May
2013

2:41
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1511

#2015on #post2015HLP  - We're ignoring the link between  money and natural limits.  If what people spend on has natural limits, then so does money!!

31-May
2013

2:34
PM

1510

@2015on  - If people agree, but misunderstand how growth results in more conflict at limits to the earth, our cooperating is a failure.

31-May
2013

2:27
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1509

#post2015HLP - If people agree, but misunderstand how growth results in more conflict at limits to the earth, our cooperating is a failure.

31-May
2013

2:24
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1508

Outreach Event on Post
2015 Development Agenda... http://t.co/di3zZMJzEb  - How do we know what organization is profitable in the long run??

31-May
2013

2:12
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1507

 

 

 

1506

I liked a @YouTube video from @shoudaknown http://t.co/4iMog5kZPf Caregiving Purposes - a short scientific message for the UN on

22-May
2013

7:34
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1505

The science of observing how systems behave on their own, can be eye opening http://t.co/4iMog5kZPf

22-May
2013

7:34
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1504

 

 

 

1503

I wonder, is "realization" a substitute for nature any time we like, or only when our minds are playing catch-up with nature??

19-May
2013

11:52
AM

1502

Oh "solar shmolar"... you really can't use a new source of supply to resolve a problem of ever growing demand, you know.

15-May
2013

11:25
AM

1501

The internet is FREE!! [.. & devil's bargain] They just GIVE it all away [.. & steal you blind behind your back]. I LOOVE "free", too much.

9-May
2013

1:03
PM

1500

Who else saw "sustainable development" is a contradiction, and earth in the balance, asked really why we equate them? http://t.co/vmSxJnPFV7

7-May
2013

1:40
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1499

Looking for what "Big Data" tells us?? Find where the flows begin, how NATURE integrates her 4D world without us.  http://t.co/LV19ippbXc

7-May
2013

12:08
PM

1498

I like being in an empty church to feel its witness of our troubled lives.  It's being with people there sending troubled messages that bother me.

26-Apr
2013

8:40
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1497

#innovateyourfuture What if deep poverty is caused by interruption of estab. cultures by incompatible innovation in & around them?

24-Apr
2013

2:57
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1496

@BrianLehrer #morningmediadiet (..ing) I sharply cut back on media trying to use media swarming for $, like WNYC's repeated efforts to do so

23-Apr
2013

3:22
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1495

@WorldwatchInst  always combines the best sensible science and social thinking State of the World webcast Tuesday, http://t.co/bD7ImOBAlO

15-Apr
2013

11:40
AM

1494

So... we seem not to notice we design every business plan as a bomb going off, of exploding wealth..., and duhhh... bombs aren't stable!

4-Apr
2013

5:23
PM

1493

Is it profitable for investors.. to play on the ignorance of each other, the public and government, on what's profitable for the earth???

3-Apr
2013

3:25
PM

1492

Hey, nothing wrong with our ever growing demands for services from the earth... well, except our parallel growing ignorance of making them.

28-Mar
2013

10:26
PM

1491

#Post2015 Decoupling - That's like being so efficient taking resources out of the ground the actual effect is to put them back in!

27-Mar
2013

1:45
PM

1490

#post2015 Decoupling?  Just like taking the pipe out of the oil well and it keeps producing oil.. and burning it for energy and it makes no CO2!

27-Mar
2013

12:43
PM

1489

Difficulty counting? If a person looking at their hand counts their fingers, and says "one", you REALLY have to wonder how they did that!

22-Mar
2013

2:16
AM

1488

The UN wants to hear from YOU! on priorities for creating a better world. http://t.co/JiUjcLmkKt  via @MyWorld2015

18-Mar
2013

8:03
PM

1487

#Entrepreneurs need to know how the leading edges of change lurch forward. Still fresh, natural systems physics http://t.co/iR7y8KV6Xr

12-Mar
2013

12:21
PM

1486

@cjoh Or worse than polishing their slides, spending all their time making sure what their selling would work!!  That's marketing poison!

11-Mar
2013

4:23
PM

1485

But WHY would you also be concerned if a strategy would work, done we just need it to sell??

11-Mar
2013

4:21
PM

1484

"HEY! ...We're headed right for a tree!" 

11-Mar
2013

4:17
PM

1483

Reply: Oh yes I do see.  That's fascinating, but how can we keep speeding up??

11-Mar
2013

4:17
PM

1482

"Well regulated militia" seems... in common language to equal "National guard", as discussions starting in 1810,  http://t.co/cLoF0C0Suu

11-Mar
2013

12:41
PM

1481

The whole *NEVER* does what its average parts do, like puree, but what ALL the parts add up to, in which small differences are critical!

6-Mar
2013

12:46
PM

1480

Bad policy comes from social 'values', like "sustainability" used *SO SELECTIVELY* the effect is opposite of what our values would require.

27-Feb
2013

1:51
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1479

It's *emerging organization* in nature that causes shifts in "pressures and flows", for **indicators** of system change, *NOT* the reverse.

26-Feb
2013

3:06
PM

1478

A weird reality of SD is... we mostly don't count the impacts caused by paying others to do impacts for us! http://t.co/bfTCUMhpOa

23-Feb
2013

2:52
PM

1477

Our ever growing competition over shrinking resources is no plan for the future. One destroys us internally and the other externally!!

23-Feb
2013

1:58
PM

1476

It doesn't help to dream of our "getting back to normal" when "normal" is exactly what got us in all our trouble. http://t.co/2nUIOnvvTa

20-Feb
2013

11:56
PM

1475

RT @AmanSinghCSR: "90% of investors,whether theyre #ESG or #SRI are in the speculation game, not the #investment game" - John Fullerton, ...

19-Feb
2013

11:47
PM

1474

@SustainBrands @CSR_Leaders http://t.co/7XDgu9Nz  Displays the WORST of partial reporting [of 10% that shows, ignoring 90% easy to hide]!

18-Feb
2013

1:34
PM

1473

@SustainBrands It's unfortunate but this kind of partial reporting is hopelessly deceptive, see comment: http://t.co/7XDgu9Nz

18-Feb
2013

12:30
PM

1472

To avoid becoming jaded, as life get's boring or a trap, you just need to realize there's always another side, and go find it.

17-Feb
2013

1:56
PM

1471

Thinking of the world in theory takes trying to define or control what can't be explained that way, everything self defined and controlled.

17-Feb
2013

1:52
PM

1470

#StateOfUnion Too bad Barack is so uninformed on how growth works, burning up the earth ever faster to earn and pay on ever growing debts.

10-Feb
2013

2:12
PM

1469

One interesting thing I found is that 'growth', as a natural process, ALWAYS violates its own purposes.  ...but people don't notice it matters!

2-Feb
2013

12:04
PM

1468

Most people look for a world that doesn't violate their purposes. I was looking for how to live and not become jaded. http://t.co/J0MaWia1

2-Feb
2013

12:03
PM

1467

So.. if we knew our energy use we can see is 1/10th of what we buy but don't see, would anyone start counting them??  http://t.co/lTXJMATn

30-Jan
2013

8:27
PM

1466

Can #capitalism avoid its ever growing crises by getting people drunk on their illusions again?  It's often done so, to the end, it seems.

26-Jan
2013

3:15
PM

1465

Civilizations die when people keep following obviously wrong plans, persistently, decade after decade, as if reality was in their heads.

21-Jan
2013

7:41
PM

1464

@BarackObama Need big change in #violent #gun #culture? Study how violent gun cultures dramatically changed before. http://t.co/TOwijun0

20-Jan
2013

12:28
PM

1463

Need dramatic change in #violent #gun #culture?  Study dramatic cultural changes that occurred before. http://t.co/TOwijun0

20-Jan
2013

12:05
PM

1462

"There's a much better way to understand "food addictions", and business use of unhealthy ingredients”¦" “”  http://t.co/0plQGyjd

17-Jan
2013

12:37
PM

1461

 

 

 

1460

A free market alternate to "capitalism", not for piling up money but for using it well, "collaboration" (co-labor-ation) http://t.co/j37cASSG

14-Jan
2013

12:07
PM

1459

Steadily improving human welfare on earth is a fact, dependent on ever faster depletion of our resources too.   Hmmm... what next?

14-Jan
2013

12:03
PM

1458

What doesn't get heard, is how our business model needs ever more of everyone else's resources to work. http://t.co/MJW7AUaE

13-Jan
2013

12:18
PM

1457

Democracy was not created for a world where everyone chooses their own reality.  That seems to turn it into Obsenity.

3-Jan
2013

8:25
PM

1456

@Revkin @CJR - Is it really the JOB of journalists to select what reality to present to attract their audience, or is that just natural??

3-Jan
2013

7:40
PM

1455

@Revkin @CJR ... followed by... how ALL media ignore the pitfalls of selective science, airing only stories affirming their audience!

3-Jan
2013

7:37
PM

1454

@yvesbehar @Bill_Gross @darrenrovell @twitPic - OK, but peace comes from learning to sense and dance with the unfamiliar, not wishing

1-Jan
2013

7:18
PM

1453

So, why DO people treat "reality" as a social agreement??  Is it because people have found little else to go by?

1-Jan
2013

7:12
PM

1452

@Futura - What's so troubling about the hidden scale of outsourced energy use is it makes sustainability unsustainable. http://t.co/lTXJMATn

31-Dec
2012

11:11
PM

1451

@futerra Nice to think of as a party. It'll be a slow starter as reluctant as people are to facing troubling facts... http://t.co/lTXJMATn

31-Dec
2012

11:07
PM

1450

Democracy really works!  It let the world agree on a smooth running economic system, for consuming the earth ever faster!  Amazing success!!

28-Dec
2012

12:25
PM

1449

#Russia, Isn't banning the adoption of orphans a human rights offense?  If Putin adopted it he'd lose his private US visa right then, no?

28-Dec
2012

12:52
AM

1448

Democratic decisions tend to fail whenever people have SHALLOW AWARENESS, acting as if the world was the picture and theory in their heads.

27-Dec
2012

2:48
PM

1447

Ecologies develop collaborative design if their parts steer clear of remote threats, and experiment with what's profitable, DEEP AWARENESS.

27-Dec
2012

2:45
PM

1446

Our "leadership of the free world" is sadly based on our success in being unaware of raping the earth for quick profits!  Where to now boss?

27-Dec
2012

2:40
PM

1445

"If we want to stem violence, we need to begin stemming despair" Anatomy of a Murder-Suicide http://t.co/M3arwLMa  - Be the one who listens!

24-Dec
2012

12:12
PM

1444

Lethal weapons are no game.  Take life seriously.

24-Dec
2012

3:37
AM

1443

Pipeline censors unable to detect leaks...! NY Times http://t.co/j9Bd75b1

23-Dec
2012

12:39
PM

1442

#Guns are NEVER EVER FOR PLAY.

23-Dec
2012

12:28
PM

1441

#Guns are NEVER EVER FOR PLAY.  Ban the ownership of working guns for anyone owning them just for play, as a #DSM-V Sociopathic Disorder.

23-Dec
2012

12:26
PM

1440

@WNYC I don't know what else you call it but a rampant societal obsession with murder weapons.  What't that really for???

22-Dec
2012

1:07
AM

1439

@WNYC Are gun restrictions enough?   Or do we need a less violence prone society? http://t.co/JxFxypEP

20-Dec
2012

12:27
AM

1438

The #NRA has many idealists as well as ideologues, but seems energized by a gun culture, for immature men with penis problems...!

19-Dec
2012

2:16
PM

1437

Our celebration of wild gun-fighting mayhem for fun, turns it into normal public speech.  Then the wrong people see it as their way to talk.

18-Dec
2012

1:54
AM

1436

It's our popular cultures that celebrate military slaughter, as entertainment, that lets unbalanced people think it's legitimate expression.

18-Dec
2012

1:24
AM

1435

Our movies, gaming and popular cultures celebrate mayhem, and we mourn those then killed when its done for real.  Too tragic to be contrived

18-Dec
2012

1:10
AM

1434

@Ethical_Corp - Funny thing with saving special places is then sacrificing all the ordinary ones, to our great tornadoes of money.

17-Dec
2012

11:16
PM

1433

Is what we're doing good enough for the earth?

17-Dec
2012

11:11
PM

1432

For ever growing risks, any one level might eventually be adapted to.  It's the continual growing risks we face that are the real threat.

17-Dec
2012

6:08
PM

1431

The deathly choices of the "invisible hand" driving our world are hardly invisible,... in the common rule of money to be ever more selfish.

17-Dec
2012

2:25
PM

1430

Growth is invariably a swelling conquest, of resources others were already using, a death tax on everything we don't know to protect.

17-Dec
2012

1:16
PM

1429

The MAIN RESOURCES of continual "economic growth" also mine the resilience of human society and our use of the earth exponentially.

17-Dec
2012

1:09
PM

1428

"We don't know what #RISKS we over-estimate or we under-estimate", EXCEPT FOR THOSE OF PUSHING THE LIMITS OF OUR OWN RESILIENCE a break.

17-Dec
2012

12:52
PM

1427

Culture is the mark of a collective human experience, that can only exist if the parts also show marked empathy for the whole, unlike us.

17-Dec
2012

12:40
PM

1426

It shows *no empathy for mankind as a whole* to keep a consensus plan as we have *to prosper forever* growing like a cancer on the earth, .

17-Dec
2012

12:28
PM

1425

The one thing humans lack, keeping us from being honest about the morality of our lives, is empathy for the whole commons we're part of.

17-Dec
2012

6:52
AM

1424

The ecological cause of both more frequent mass murders and severe weather are the same, a society pushing everything to the point it breaks

17-Dec
2012

6:50
AM

1423

@HeleneFinidori @maxlath #GrowCommons would also be cells learning to value "feeding their body", a safe harbor being the service returned.

16-Dec
2012

11:46
PM

1422

@thinkprogress https://t.co/I4Lm7pKq

16-Dec
2012

10:50
PM

1421

It''s OUR SOCIETY that pushes us to ever rising scales of achievement, forcing us to our limits, and so DENYING EVERYONE A SAFE HARBOR.

16-Dec
2012

10:49
PM

1420

It's kind of tragic that humans so often have to feel complete ignorance is certain knowledge.

9-Dec
2012

1:37
AM

1419

Using creativity to find ever growing energy supplies, can only result in a more and more  rapid natural end of supplies.

1-Dec
2012

4:53
PM

1418

Nice presentation of where energy markets are now going on energy technology, with a serious "fly in the ointment". http://t.co/yiYdP43a

1-Dec
2012

3:59
PM

1417

A cancer is a growth business that overstays its welcome, a "big success" act becoming a grand failure of purposes.

1-Dec
2012

3:16
PM

1416

We all mourn the loss of our trusted heritages, but also need to ask, Are we a worthy harvest of their seed?  What have we become??

1-Dec
2012

2:26
PM

1415

"Conservative" today became people with "outlandish complaints", replacing science and the meanings for words with political fictions.

1-Dec
2012

2:13
PM

1414

My parents and gran's were "very" conservative, hard working and respectful to all, people you could trust without question, old stock.

1-Dec
2012

2:06
PM

1413

Life is Learning... physics and economics are just dumb formulas, (&mostly wrong about life!).

24-Nov
2012

4:42
PM

1412

Now the computers make the products they can't use, and consumers borrow the money they can't repay, both programmed to maximize the profit.

23-Nov
2012

5:06
PM

1411

The thing about self-organizing systems is they develop as cells of accumulating organization: research http://t.co/DpjwBU9i  @ComplexityInst

23-Nov
2012

1:06
PM

1410

Conceptual realities are magical, as mental constructs for invented subjects, that don't use space or energy or change over time.

21-Nov
2012

9:47
PM

1409

From Rebeca's vivid "four horsemen" to the transformation we seek, my comment #63 http://t.co/xaQSEWAu

21-Nov
2012

4:02
PM

1408

Rebeca Solnit's cool viewpoint on the source of our world "plague of crises" - as if understanding the natural science! http://t.co/jLDleAOM

21-Nov
2012

3:45
PM

1407

Once you control the whole earth, there's much less profit in having a system for conquering things, than in having one for caring for them.

20-Nov
2012

4:51
AM

1406

@Koann ..then we need to check to see how much information our information is giving us, and how to cover the gaps. http://t.co/lTXJMATn

14-Nov
2012

1:11
PM

1405

#SBLondon #Livestream - current state of corporate sustainability,Nov 27th-28th - inching toward the line of insight http://t.co/fkRlLlNM

14-Nov
2012

1:08
PM

1404

Investors benefit from a growing economy with people working less, so till they spend it(!!) =>  we get endless stagnation/decline.

11-Nov
2012

11:56
AM

1403

People who repeatedly claim victory after losing elections dangerously delude themselves, no?, after failing to deceive the public?

8-Nov
2012

3:34
AM

1402

@theshiftnetwork The transformation of the whole is a turning from multiplying to integrating, to remain profitable. http://t.co/M4jN8Mdy

7-Nov
2012

9:51
PM

1401

When you're in such real trouble, why keep relying on fantasy theory??  Using ever more stuff up really doesn't create plenty.

2-Nov
2012

11:54
AM

1400

Having more "superstorms" + ocean rise + resource exhaustion, (all very predictable) = an inability to recover from normal hazards.

31-Oct
2012

10:17
AM

1399

Well, Superstorm Sandy proves one thing, we don't need political nuts running the country!

31-Oct
2012

4:32
AM

1398

If you can't deliver, promise more and more and more!   People love it!

26-Oct
2012

3:06
AM

1397

If the guy is OK with handling his strings, does it mean it OK to elect another puppet? The last one got elected and caused a disaster.

23-Oct
2012

2:52
AM

1396

For special interests it's easier to manipulate state governments, so natural for businesses to fund states' rights.

19-Oct
2012

6:21
PM

1395

Vote for their hidden agendas promises made. It's what both candidates believe is worth lying to everyone about to get elected...

18-Oct
2012

6:04
PM

1394

Honestly honey, BIG wishful thinking doesn't  do any more than LITTLE wishful thinking... so you really don't need get hoards to do it.

18-Oct
2012

6:01
PM

1393

Economic growth... is like children playing hop-scotch, and  needing ever bigger squares to land on.

18-Oct
2012

11:03
AM

1392

We'd all have guessed, but yes, even more empty and boring than the last.

17-Oct
2012

2:23
AM

1391

Oh gosh, the economy is intruding ever more rapidly on everything we care about. Quick, let's protect one or two favorite things!

14-Oct
2012

1:24
AM

1390

Entertainment is our government's most important product, and don't you forget it!   It pays for *everything*.

12-Oct
2012

2:35
AM

1389

How do environmentalists resolve the inner conflict of flying long distance? New Physics.. Sustainability: How do envi”¦ http://t.co/FHgFLt1d

10-Oct
2012

2:11
AM

1388

BURN Radio Special: The Power of One http://t.co/q4g3qzyO

8-Oct
2012

1:00
AM

1387

Is "business" ever "pro-people", or just deeply conflicted? ..owned by profiting from our addictions till the earth quits.

7-Oct
2012

11:46
AM

1386

The chill of getting the truth generation defunded came naturally,... with giving the profits to big money.

7-Oct
2012

11:39
AM

1385

RT @NatureMagazine: Really disappointed to see a quality news outlet like @TheOnion break the embargo on our forthcoming beauty study: h ...

5-Oct
2012

4:29
PM

1384

Just curious, when referring to yourself is it as your whole body and presence at the moment, or as a mind in charge of making choices?

4-Oct
2012

1:38
PM

1383

What say?  Shall we "kick the can down the road" over the cliff, profiting from depleting the earth ever faster all the way?

4-Oct
2012

1:03
AM

1382

It might mean clinging to the scars of the past only adds to your being misled, like returning to mistaken rules not learning from them.

1-Oct
2012

1:14
PM

1381

Is why so many generations of truth tellers suddenly started producing so many liars just thinking our information was reality?

1-Oct
2012

12:42
PM

1380

Policy is no quick fix, but a very slow cure.  The learning of which ones make a better world and way to live takes time.

1-Oct
2012

12:38
PM

1379

How to solve for the main problem of systems science seems to be to just say “systems in nature”ť are not conceptual..."

27-Sep
2012

1:56
AM

1378

Two plainly showing "lost" truths. Our impacts on the earth always did and will grow parallel to GDP and $1 = 1 share. http://t.co/7rltOb0O

26-Sep
2012

1:28
PM

1377

Are we trusting in God to save the earth from our ignorance and greed, when evidently the test is if we will ourselves?

26-Sep
2012

1:18
PM

1376

It does matter what you use your wealth for, like for finding how stop using it for exhausting the earth, the path we're on.

22-Sep
2012

7:09
PM

1375

It's been over 50 years.. since making more money privately made more wealth for all.  The tables turn naturally as we push the limits!

22-Sep
2012

7:02
PM

1374

In an environment that is less and less responsive, as in a woman's affections, investing in the opposite is often fatal.

22-Sep
2012

4:27
PM

1373

The word of God addresses such limited subjects, no word how nature works or us in it, as of "old sciences" not the knowing maker of all.

22-Sep
2012

3:19
PM

1372

For inequity in society, you ask if those investing in our future are making a good one and what's connecting the dots. http://t.co/myQHTqNR

22-Sep
2012

2:04
PM

1371

It's data showing nature connecting the dots, letting you trace the way those connections emerged. Equations to fit are just 'statistics'.

22-Sep
2012

1:43
PM

1370

Isn't there a problem having an economic system designed to explode forever, and having to devote more and more effort trying to keep it from blowing up?

21-Sep
2012

5:15
PM

1369

If you find a really insulting video in the trash, why send it to ALL your friends??? Isn't that a bit stupid?

21-Sep
2012

12:33
PM

1368

Reason is a world of information controlling information, (nature works another way, by organization building on organization) misleading.

21-Sep
2012

10:27
AM

1367

'Having a 'Knowosphere,' won't correct the misinformation on the 'Natureosphere' -NYTimes.com  via @nytimes http://t.co/xPqYcdbi

20-Sep
2012

1:03
PM

1366

The message of our medium is we really think nature works by categories and opinions, not her self-organizing explosions of events...

19-Sep
2012

11:37
AM

1365

#Mitt's #brain - the working parts of nature seem so much like categories of accusations,... but aren't

19-Sep
2012

10:47
AM

1364

When the world has gone mad, leaders leave, on a better path to follow - The Goldruler Challenge MIX http://t.co/yDFWXrEA

17-Sep
2012

1:36
PM

1363

CULTIVATING 21st CENTURY CAPABILITIES MIX http://t.co/YGwiIhqF    w/ Jessie H on natural systems show how ours should work.

17-Sep
2012

12:57
PM

1362

PURSUING RADICAL FAIRNESS MIX http://t.co/iSuuQczH  via @sharethis  w/ Jessie H comment on critical need for new financial commons.

17-Sep
2012

12:54
PM

1361

SYNDICATING THE WORK OF LEADERSHIP MIX http://t.co/E8WPIWGu  via @sharethis   w/ Jessie H comment on need for  SEA as measurement tool.

17-Sep
2012

12:52
PM

1360

How would we end the market game of "multiplying mutual pick-pocket"?  It's not "liquidity" but "robbery", good only for the pick pockets!

16-Sep
2012

2:39
PM

1359

What to do with "sovereign" powers, that are clearly "deluded", not "superior" in authority any way but in their own claim.

16-Sep
2012

2:11
PM

1358

Trusting "the data", both economists and environmentalists have *long* been *dealing with far less than half a deck* http://t.co/gGjM7KEN

16-Sep
2012

12:35
PM

1357

In taking the spoils for men raping the earth, as a "gift", it lets both off the hook to say "thanks, but we have to do right by these.."

16-Sep
2012

12:04
PM

1356

Then there's "life", the wheels get all the credit and the axles hold everything together..

16-Sep
2012

12:00
PM

1355

What's cool about baseball, is win or lose, all the extraordinary individual performances moments of suspense.

16-Sep
2012

11:59
AM

1354

I feel like I'm completely surrounded by millions of brilliant Ptolemaic scholars, telling me ALL about their epicycles...

15-Sep
2012

11:27
PM

1353

Congressman @Ryan, you can be "right" all the time and still dead wrong about "attack dogs" ever learning how to run things.

15-Sep
2012

12:11
PM

1352

@HIPinvestor @SustainBrands another oddity for #NewMetrics, human capital sharply declining in real value since 1970..http://t.co/yjubfZNP

15-Sep
2012

11:39
AM

1351

@HIPinvestor @SustainBrands Interesting that over a day, solar PV cheaper & more efficient than solar thermal  http://t.co/0bIwJRGy

15-Sep
2012

11:33
AM

1350

@Revkin @portereduardo If no one studies how the natural systems forming around us work, they sure won't for us.  http://t.co/NexYcz4C

15-Sep
2012

11:14
AM

1349

So.. Idle money is owed ever growing returns for idle purposes... cuz??  it's a divine right of people who "play the game?" or something?

15-Sep
2012

11:07
AM

 

End of long series of Tweeted principles for observing and responding to systems of nature

 

1211

lnkd.in/D8dqdW Why people see growth as a magical process, as if only depending on blessings of some god or a sacred manifest or...

22 Feb 2012

1210

and... so, I think *that seems to solve everything*!

21 Feb 2012

1209

@Ethical_Corp @CapInstitute @postgrowth @shareabledesign The message is.. unethical profits multiply unethical influence, and we're silent.

21 Feb 2012

1208

We"aid" the banks, no message attached, who just use it to take ever more, multiplying our risks and their influence again. The message is?

21 Feb 2012

1207

@postgrowth @shareabledesign Ever wonder why profitable unethical behavior gains ever growing influence, and that of self-restraint doesn't?
 In reply to PostGrowth Institute

21 Feb 2012

1206

@postgrowth @beyondGreenUK Some day we'll find, prospering by taking control of ever more of everything else, is what others are doing too.
 In reply to PostGrowth Institute

20 Feb 2012

1205

lnkd.in/p_d9Am From reading the methodology it seems Tweets were linked by referring to links with the NY Times. That's possibly...

20 Feb 2012

1204

lnkd.in/vyTBX5 That graphic is great, and will help popularize this approach. It was originated by Barabasi, who I'm sure gets...

20 Feb 2012

1203

When investors just skim profits to multiply good bets, they're not investing in anything, but picking the pockets of a compliant world.

20 Feb 2012

1202

True investors don't take the world's profits to multiply their own, but spend their returns to support, not tax, what they care about.

20 Feb 2012

1201

It's confusing at first but then helps, how all "rules of life" and "laws of science" are made local, to the system of nature they're in.

20 Feb 2012

1200

Building things up is a solution till you get to where they fall over, when reality becomes as unstable as our information often is anyway.

20 Feb 2012

1199

@donmacca If it's not a lack of hard work, but increasing resistance from the earth, it's the greedy needing "Om" to find peace another way.
 In reply to Donnie Maclurcan

20 Feb 2012

1198

It's NOT a lack of hard work, by anyone. It's *increasing resistance* from the earth. More hard work doesn't solve, just makes worse.

20 Feb 2012

1197

So, is that how this works, everyone gets to live their own fantasy life while our world dies? Society is clearly fiddling while Rome burns.

19 Feb 2012

1196

What America truly wants is "Clean horsepower, that burns up the road". Is that scale of detachment the scale of loss ahead, 80% or so??

19 Feb 2012

1195

If we don't use our creativity to reinvent the idea of profit, it's as certain as gravity that what we've been building won't survive.

19 Feb 2012

1194

What nature actually likes is not our social values, but a growing process of building things that turns to preserving what was built.

19 Feb 2012

1193

That investor choice, to preserve the whole rather than enrich themselves, actually ends up being more profitable, why nature likes it.

19 Feb 2012

1192

Where growth doesn't end in tragedy it's using profit to look for growing profit that turns to preserving the whole, an investor choice.

19 Feb 2012

1191

On any planet, for any species, searching for profit that multiplies profit brings wealth to all with a high risk of impoverishing all.

19 Feb 2012

1190

@ecomagination The best way to waste good ideas is to multiply them till your environment fails. - mankind's most ancient misconception -
 In reply to ecomagination

19 Feb 2012

1189

@giyom Of course, growth to a tragic end isn't from all bets remaining positive, but people finding positive bets to multiply till all fail.
 In reply to Guillaume Lebleu

19 Feb 2012

1188

Exactly how we bet on the earth being infinite is investing for ever growing profits, a formula for cancers that ends in killing their host.

18 Feb 2012

1187

@Revkin The one tsunami the #AAASmtg doesn't explore, though, is our own ever growing wave of investment in the earth being infinite.
 In reply to Andy Revkin

18 Feb 2012

1186

@giyom What seems to break any trusted currency is giving people what they want, a guarantee of sure bets so their savings can multiply.
 In reply to Guillaume Lebleu

18 Feb 2012

1185

@thinkprogress Yes, stimulus worked again to restore our growing depletion of the earth, a 10,000 year track record of great success!! ;-)
 In reply to ThinkProgress

18 Feb 2012

1184

It's harder to find out what it is that allows our whole society to so peacefully sleep through our exhaustion of the earth.

18 Feb 2012

1183

Tragic, but it's being "innovative" that has us sustaining our increasing rate of resource depletion, thinking we're creating resources...

18 Feb 2012

1182

@nelderini @postcarbon What's new on "peak everything" is why the economy hits it as a whole, with internal conflict.synapse9.com/pub/ASustInves…
 In reply to Chris Nelder

18 Feb 2012

1181

The Greeks made mistakes but are being screwed, too. All lose bigger if bond holders don't spend their profits instead of taking ever more.

18 Feb 2012

1180

@thinkprogress Why investors were taxed less than labor was that multiplying investment in consuming the planet once seemed very productive.
 In reply to ThinkProgress

18 Feb 2012

1179

What to do if you just don't want to support the "plant your seed to multiply seed till our host dies" lifestyle, we use for prosperity?

18 Feb 2012

1178

@thetakeaway Why is it the Catholic church saying it can impose it's religious law, as if Sharia, on its employees? Are they confused?

17 Feb 2012

1177

@HeleneFinidori @SavoryInstitute Yes, exactly. The motive for "big money" is how profit taking to take more is itself becoming unprofitable.
 In reply to Helene Finidori

17 Feb 2012

1176

@HeleneFinidori @SavoryInstitute Most investors confuse it as taking profits from one thing, to then take ever more from something else...!

17 Feb 2012

1175

@HeleneFinidori @SavoryInstitute To be viable, everything needs to make a profit, but not to multiply, and so stress any environment.

17 Feb 2012

1174

@HeleneFinidori @SavoryInstitute To correct the scaling errors of capitalism, profits aren't used to grow profits, if the earth is stressed.

17 Feb 2012

1173

@HeleneFinidori @SavoryInstitute .. I think to "scale it up" as you want, you'd add to it what corrects the scaling errors of capitalism.

17 Feb 2012

1172

@HeleneFinidori @SavoryInstitute The rub is "how can this be scaled?" is what capitalism solves, with ever scaling benefits now the problem.
 In reply to Helene Finidori

17 Feb 2012

1171

Isn't it odd, how "the thing in our heads" creates a whole world of its own, not seeing the inside of ANYTHING else on earth to do it? :-)

17 Feb 2012

1170

@Revkin Our thinking STILL counts "no direct evidence" as "no evidence", though clear untraced effects are ENORMOUS.synapse9.com/SEA
 In reply to Andy Revkin

17 Feb 2012

1169

@InvasiveNotes ...And the "invasive species" to watch is "us". SO struck by the realities we observe, caring ONLY about our beliefs.
 In reply to John Peter Thompson

17 Feb 2012

1168

Anyone can see our mental reality isn't nature's, but telling how when we act on our thinking but BUT DON'T EVEN WATCH NATURE'S, is SO hard!

17 Feb 2012

1167

We seek SUCH valid dreams with SUCH invalid methods, SEEING reality but, but then CONFUSING it with magical ideas in our heads, WHEN ACTING.

17 Feb 2012

1166

So much good to do, harm to correct, friendship and learning to enjoy, but we consume everything useful on earth ever faster, to serve it???

17 Feb 2012

1165

Isn't it strange?? China is furiously trying to "CATCH UP" by rapidly building out a whole economy of quite outmoded high energy technology!

16 Feb 2012

1164

It *seems* that natural systems created by their own growth have no internal design or behavior, but *it's only quite hidden* from our view,

16 Feb 2012

1163

A GLIMMER OF HOPE when even big scientific journals start to talk about reality; how changing the earth changes us.ourfiniteworld.com/2012/02/12/thr…

16 Feb 2012

1162

What goes wrong when growth ends before its limits ?synapse9.com/signals/2012/0…

16 Feb 2012

1161

Words let you say *such big things*, knowing nothing about them. The older and larger language of life is in "doing", 99.9% lost to words.

16 Feb 2012

1160

Gender is also one of those subjects important to an information society, about which there is still much more to "do than say" reality.

16 Feb 2012

1159

Part of how self-managing systems work inside, is to respond naturally as their plan for growth becomes unmanageable, to stop following it.

15 Feb 2012

1158

How the design we chose for our economy is like a cancer is in it's design to grow as fast as possible till it kills its host, and itself.

15 Feb 2012

1157

Having essentially no information on how the self-managing systems of nature work, we inadvertently designed our economy like a cancer.

15 Feb 2012

1156

The real error is thinking our information tells us how the world works, *entirely missing* how self-managing systems are organized inside.

15 Feb 2012

1155

My having SO much fun finding the errors letting us destroy the earth, doesn't make up for the isolation of having to watch it happen.

15 Feb 2012

1154

Could technology be an ever entertaining game of learning about the planet instead of like now, an ever entertaining game of burning it up?

15 Feb 2012

1153

@Revkin The "reality math" of #KXL CO2 reveals one of many, all showing outsourced energy impacts ~x4 what's measured.synapse9.com/SEA
 In reply to Andy Revkin

14 Feb 2012

1152

lnkd.in/s6QEVF Well, it presses the credulity of intellectuals more than informal thinkers. There's a very interesting property...

14 Feb 2012

1151

@Ethical_Corp It's a BIG ethical challenge is resist addressing traceable harms and neglect growing ones that aren't.synapse9.com/signals/2012/0…
 In reply to Ethical Corporation

14 Feb 2012

1150

lnkd.in/EdfiBB Would you like a real discussion of how and why our economies became designed for a different kind of planet than...

14 Feb 2012

1149

@Revkin If nature listened to our values, we'd have a different world. There's no way she can speed things up for us to slow them down tho.
 In reply to Andy Revkin

13 Feb 2012

1148

@Revkin Maybe my problem is most everyone speaks as if nature is a social phenomenon, as if "nature is listening" and all we need is belief.
 In reply to Andy Revkin

13 Feb 2012

1147

@Revkin You don't see the "green faith" in speeding up the economy to slow its growing impacts as "lost opportunity"?synapse9.com/pub/EffMultipl…
 In reply to Andy Revkin

13 Feb 2012

1146

@ClimateReality Check the 4x "reality math" for facts. True CO2 footprints need all the outsourced fuel uses too.synapse9.com/signals
 In reply to Climate Reality

13 Feb 2012

1145

Expecting growth in a shrinking world makes sense only to the senseless. It asks nature, "Oh could we please have ever growing conflict?"

13 Feb 2012

1144

@johnmsmart Found 2008 blog post, of letter to you with no address - Multilevel selection in evolution – Devo-evo?synapse9.com/signals/2008/1…

13 Feb 2012

1143

All it causes... is *missing so much* of what's happening, saving the earth then positively accelerates our failures.synapse9.com/signals/2012/0…

13 Feb 2012

1142

"Who would care" if there was a perfectly practical way to do it, from observing natural successions, and that theory is all in our heads.

13 Feb 2012

1141

Just not studying how real processes emerge seems *so much simpler*. Our mental models are too simplistic and missing most of the data too!

13 Feb 2012

1140

"Scientists unconcerned" by real systems too hidden to record and too evolving to model "Sure we see them, but just study theory instead"

13 Feb 2012

1139

One proof is in how OUR systems work, guided by self-interest, misled into destroying the earth, believing nature follows our theories.

12 Feb 2012

1138

SO MUCH IS HIDDEN inside systems that work by themselves, it's unscientific to treat nature as working by our theories.synapse9.com/signals/2012/0…

12 Feb 2012

1137

@InvasiveNotes @CBSNews Well... in that odd sense, that terrorism is really intended as "people power" and we usually don't like the people.
 In reply to John Peter Thompson

12 Feb 2012

1136

The "reality math" says the ONLY way these big financial bailouts actually work, is for bond holders to then SPEND their restored profits.

12 Feb 2012

1135

But if all around you are people who believe the world is a creation of their own consciousness, don't you have to just agree with them?

12 Feb 2012

1134

With every business needing ever growing shares of the earth, I guess we now all agree, the ultimate good &evil are one and the same thing.

12 Feb 2012

1133

@newscientist Ohi! The blame game goes in circles. Why the Earth Summit is doomed is because of us, expecting gov & biz to stabilize growth.

11 Feb 2012

1132

@Revkin Yea, why did we not design more secure software? Is it not possible, or just not imaginable for whole nations to be so dishonest!
 In reply to Andy Revkin

11 Feb 2012

1131

Still confused. Why does "religious freedom" relieve religious employers of the need to protect the religious freedom of their employees?

11 Feb 2012

1130

Isn't it odd, our world choice of ever bigger and more complex solutions for still faster growing problems as our path to peace & security?

11 Feb 2012

1129

Even today, 2012, a hundred years late, almost no one sees why the earth wouldn't as infinite as ideas, with our options visibly vanishing.

11 Feb 2012

1128

@Revkin - The rub.. is productivity has been exhausting resources faster than new productivity creates them, driving a loss of opportunity.

11 Feb 2012

1127

@Revkin Well, Andy, You sound so ignorant to dismiss both #KXLand why nature dismisses politics; our ever growing need for using things up.
 In reply to Andy Revkin

11 Feb 2012

1126

@AAASMeetings Could “reality math” help the AAAS?? #AAASmtgsynapse9.com/signals/2012/0…

11 Feb 2012

1125

Why does "reality math" matter?? People see their information as their reality. This math corrects our misinformation on the impacts of $'s.

11 Feb 2012

1124

@InvasiveNotes Do you count the "reality math", of ~8000btu/$ ??synapse9.com/SEA
 In reply to John Peter Thompson

11 Feb 2012

1123

The "reality math" is: "Average" impacts per $ is far more accurate than "0". synapse9.com/SEA So unreported impacts get counted.

11 Feb 2012

1122

The "reality math" is embarrassing, OK, like exposing the Maldives' growing a high carbon economy, but WHAT deserves the embarrassment here?

11 Feb 2012

1121

Avoiding "reality math", REALLY doesn't promote sustainability. All money has much closer to average impacts than zero.synapse9.com/SEA

11 Feb 2012

1120

"Finding reality" takes two ways to explain things 1) for a reality in our minds we invent and 2) another for things nature invents, not us.

10 Feb 2012

1119

Piling up money till it collapses is piling up the future we're building till it collapses too. If "just numbers", it wouldn't collapse.

10 Feb 2012

1118

We could back off a bit, to see "piling up our dreams till they collapse" as "piling up our dreams till they collapse". It's only reality.

10 Feb 2012

1117

The solutions for saving the environment have given us multiplying problems to address, somehow. Is it our dodging the real questions?

10 Feb 2012

1116

A great thing about sacred beliefs, is how unquestionable they become. Would doubting our beliefs then, give us much more reliable ones??

10 Feb 2012

1115

so are we distracted from seeing "piling up stuff till it collapses" as "piling up stuff till it collapses", by "thinking with no thinking"?

9 Feb 2012

1114

@Adbusters Well, the violence of choice is "language violence", so enthralling even those you're attacking can't stop passing it around.
 In reply to Adbusters Magazine

9 Feb 2012

1113

lnkd.in/h8cs9b Yes I'd generally agree, though one's choice of pejoratives is generally a kind of personal thing. Our two "main...

9 Feb 2012

1112

You can see a fragility of birth in "the wilting of the Arab Spring", not following freedom with a period of calm, for making things work.

9 Feb 2012

1111

The fragility of birth, to cut all ties with your prior source of life, while still weak, is very dangerous, and even more dangerous not to.

9 Feb 2012

1110

Our growth guidance system, as a feeble shoot, still defines using up its seed resource faster as more profitable than putting down roots.

9 Feb 2012

1109

A seedling is most vulnerable as a feeble shoot, at its limits of growth using the seed's fossil fuel, before it has taken root. Us too.

9 Feb 2012

1108

lnkd.in/EAVA7h Clif, Well, the first thing seems for "mankind to see what game it's playing", before it can tell how we’re playing...

8 Feb 2012

1107

#enoughwhat A benefit of recognizing your own limits is the freedom and security you get from not losing control of events that matter more.

8 Feb 2012

1106

#enoughwhat Enough with thinking money has no impacts, though it's plain we use it to request physical services, and we just don't see how!

8 Feb 2012

1105

#enoughwhat Enough of thinking that on a shrinking planet, taking more and more for yourself doesn't rob someone else.

8 Feb 2012

1104

#enoughwhat Enough thinking we "know it all" just because how nature organizes things leaves most observers utterly "out of the loop".

8 Feb 2012

1103

#enoughwhat Enough thinking our globally shrinking resources are "unknown" and so maybe infinite... even as their prices go ever upward..

8 Feb 2012

1102

@echoinggreen Our information is like "Swiss cheese" as market and natural systems leave observers "out of the loop".synapse9.com/signals/2012/0…

8 Feb 2012

1101

@echoinggreen #infographics for why our information on how nature works is SO full of holes. synapse9.com/issues/images/… fromsynapse9.com/signals/2012/0…
 In reply to Echoing Green

8 Feb 2012

1100

lnkd.in/gXqBAx I don't know if I can jump directly from the reasoning above, but definitely agree in principle. One difficulty...

8 Feb 2012

1099

lnkd.in/WgenAP I don't know if I can directly use the reasoning here. I agree in principle, but note things like that the natural...

8 Feb 2012

1098

lnkd.in/3mfVmh But... as the saying goes, "there's no profit in it". These kind of dreamy schemes don't offer anything for the...

6 Feb 2012

1097

@Revkin ...but we're not going to sway public opinion if reducing CO2 for a financially strapped world competes for resources with growth.
 In reply to Andy Revkin

6 Feb 2012

1096

@thinkprogress - But is that "real" progress, ...still be skirting how the rich can keep *multiplying* their earnings while wages now won't?
 In reply to ThinkProgress

6 Feb 2012

1095

So, what keeps us from ending our own explosive growth is 1) not knowing unknown supplies are finite and 2) how to turn off a growth system.

6 Feb 2012

1094

How resource prices are rising indicates we crossed a natural limit of profitably using their decreasing quality.synapse9.com/pub/ASustInves…

6 Feb 2012

1093

Maximizing our resource use efficiency we DOUBLE OUR RESOURCE NEED, and consume as much as in all of economic history, about every 40 years.

6 Feb 2012

1092

Look at the our culture, what still sells is advertising a never ending consumption spree, when we know affordable fuels are running out.

5 Feb 2012

1091

Why didn't they respond to increasingly unaffordable resources? Just like us their rich also probably kept wanting to just get richer.

5 Feb 2012

1090

We'd vanish like the Romans, Mayans and lots of others, depleting our resources till our rich societies just can't afford to keep working.

5 Feb 2012

1089

It's ever increasing rates of depletion for all resources, that decreases their quality to make them unaffordable to use in a crashing wave.

5 Feb 2012

1088

We act as if we realize our known resources are finite, but unaware exhausting our unknown ones VASTLY SPEEDS UP near their useful end.

5 Feb 2012

1087

The mega-wave of resource depletions started with demand food and fuel exceeding supply, and growth ever accelerates those and ALL others.

5 Feb 2012

1086

Isn't it odd, that we're facing a true global resource depletion tsunami, for EVERYTHING the economies find useful, AND NO ONE IS AWARE.

5 Feb 2012

1085

Our world consensus plan for sustaining prosperity **IS** to do what it takes to keep multiply money, as it depletes the earth ever faster.

5 Feb 2012

1084

Why is our whole cultural conversation ignoring the physical world??? It looks as if what's physically happening has no cultural relevance.

5 Feb 2012

1083

@HeleneFinidori Rediscovering what nature is doing inside those voids in our information becomes both fun and highly instructive it seems.

5 Feb 2012

1082

@HeleneFinidori People quite often "make up stuff" for those natural voids in our maps of the world, to drift lazily into magical thinking.

5 Feb 2012

1081

@HeleneFinidori Well, my focus has long been on the curious large voids in our information, around systems nature builds from the inside.
 In reply to Helene Finidori

5 Feb 2012

1080

Is “Big Media” becoming “Big Brother”? Or are we acting out a more common grand human tragedy... living like a cancer?synapse9.com/signals/2012/0…

4 Feb 2012

1079

@HeleneFinidori Yes, and gaps in barriers are openings for active exploration. What if an "information world" favors "magical thinking"?

 

1078

@HeleneFinidori Why no use?? Lots of use!! If you discover you're wasting your time you can do something else. Lots of use!!
 In reply to Helene Finidori

4 Feb 2012

1077

@HeleneFinidori Yes, in our minds that makes sense. The issue is to nature it won't, if what we do has the reverse of the intended effect.
 In reply to Helene Finidori

3 Feb 2012

1076

lnkd.in/8WZEHC Well, the earliest fairly clear prediction inherent systemic financial instability that would produce great waves...

3 Feb 2012

1075

@HeleneFinidori My puzzle is why, if the world isn't working like our theory, "stewards of the earth" question the evidence instead.

 

1074

@HeleneFinidori We've been producing more of that, as well as fossil. Our uses deplete everything else usable on earth exponentially too.
 In reply to Helene Finidori

3 Feb 2012

1073

@yesmagazine @dkorten David, Even with those big steps the most critical one even Keynes pointed out is missing, a natural limit for money.
 In reply to YES! Magazine

3 Feb 2012

1072

@HeleneFinidori You know... like we've been "saving energy" all the time, and every year our energy use in total is growing exponentially...

3 Feb 2012

1071

@HeleneFinidori I've been in the middle of the activation movements for 40 years. People like their beliefs and ignore the reverse effects.
 In reply to Helene Finidori

3 Feb 2012

1070

@thinkprogress ..and "job creation" continues to expand the economy and accelerate our depletion of natural resources exponentially.
 In reply to ThinkProgress

3 Feb 2012

1069

@HeleneFinidori What gets "our ecology for transformation" off its islands of self-affirmation? We seem flustered by the reality of nature.

3 Feb 2012

1068

Regular periods of economic "retooling" causing "The Patterson Cycle" and why is it roughly 14 years long? qr.ae/7fmpu on @Quora

3 Feb 2012

1067

@VenessaMiemis Our ancient cultural "#meta-narrative" is "using our minds to control the world", why we don't notice we're destroying it.
 In reply to Venessa Miemis

3 Feb 2012

1066

@Ethical_Corp - Lesson 11, Always missing from #TopTen is to "Count the impacts of using your profit to keep multiply your impacts."#CSR
 In reply to Ethical Corporation

3 Feb 2012

1065

@InvasiveNotes @EcoInteractive Well... "Northern forests" actually NEVER were able to "trap carbon". Biomass residence time low, CO2's high.
 In reply to John Peter Thompson

3 Feb 2012

1064

@ExperienceLife - "Visionaries striving for a healthier world" need humility too. Pumping the earth dry is mostly for the same goal too.
 In reply to Experience Life

3 Feb 2012

1063

Or is it perhaps not the false ploys but the true ones like Google and Facebook, making the real power of the money multiplier's addicition.

2 Feb 2012

1062

Or is it because we're gullible and easily seduced by false gifts as ploys, paid for by people with a life addiction as a money multiplier.

 

1061

Or was it that someone big gave all our experts marching orders to march us all off over the biggest of all possible cliffs?

 

1060

So really, why are we trying to sustain our prosperity by using up our depleting resources ever faster, something we ate?

 

1059

Komen: We "apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt...[on] our mission of saving women's lives."
Retweeted by J.L. Henshaw

2 Feb 2012

1058

@webisteme well, sure, the "money multiplier" is the person or business that rents their money to multiply it. It's addictive.
 In reply to Eli Gothill

2 Feb 2012

1057

lnkd.in/yCkDWE OK, but you're still just asking how to represent nature in your model. That’s a study of modeling not of how...

2 Feb 2012

1056

@Adbusters #occupy Really since ~1970 when median incomes leveled off, GDP growth has been ENTIRELY growth in disparity, NOTHING ELSE.

2 Feb 2012

1055

@rushkoff Nature's ideal way to fund the web, so content is made for the viewer, needs a way to offer micro credits to sites as we view.

 

1054

@rushkoff - Doug, from my view of economies as physical systems, your ideas seem *just spot on*, and important. We'd have things to share.

 

1053

@Ethical_Corp - Ah well, see comment, "decoupling" one thing'll multiply our other wicked problems.. #CSR #Keystone awe.sm/5eUPn
 In reply to Ethical Corporation

2 Feb 2012

1052

@STWR_ Helena, I agree with the logic, that the right way to end growth would keep jobs and save the climate too...theeconomicsofhappiness.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/the…
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1 Feb 2012

1051

When you start seeing the economy as an organic behavior of a whole environment, it helps turn your attention away from imposing your rules. 

1 Feb 2012

1050

It really helps explain the economy to see that growth has such amazing variety in its complexity to be impossible to solve as an equation.

1 Feb 2012

1049

Driving a complex organic growth system like the economy, to grow like a cancer forever, hoping a model of boxes and arrows helps, won't.

1 Feb 2012

1048

@NatureNews Growth remains a growth process, creating the features of complex systems, nothing like a numeric model for boxes and arrows.

1 Feb 2012

1047

lnkd.in/3ABZeA Wolfgang, Thanks for your persistence. I’m trying to point out a common conceptual error, in thinking about how...

31 Jan 2012

1046

If ~$100K of GDP makes CO2 needing 1 acre of forest to recapture, who pays the finance, tax and labor costs of maintaining it forever too?

31 Jan 2012

1045

@TheTakeaway If nothing will be "decided" except by the election, then all we need to talk about is better understanding the real problems.

31 Jan 2012

1044

lnkd.in/GspVjN Not quite sure what you're saying. Resource markets have much more control over the decisions people than the...

30 Jan 2012

1043

lnkd.in/ZubK9G Well if that's what you want to know, then ask me. I've had the answer to that for 30 years, and to my surprise I...

30 Jan 2012

1042

lnkd.in/cXe6Ny OK, you seem to say you've another way to know all the right answers to the unusual questions I'd ask, and so don't...

30 Jan 2012

1041

It turns out the best parts of #capitalism are kept, and the evil parts lost, if businesses stop growing like cancers when the whole can't.

30 Jan 2012

1040

So... IF investors noticed limits to growing the economy were making it unprofitable, would they keep their parts growing like a cancer?

30 Jan 2012

1039

lnkd.in/_87rKr I guess you seem to keep saying just the right principles, but reaching the opposite conclusion I do. You say...

30 Jan 2012

1038

The big thing setting apart #Lively systems from ones following set rules or equations is their way of emerging as new systems with a burst.

30 Jan 2012

1037

@Revkin Search for life here on Earth alive too, spotting systems large or small working by themselves, as bursts of new relationships .

30 Jan 2012

1036

lnkd.in/uy5Rti Complexity models have a great many more problems with representing how natural systems emerge from their...

29 Jan 2012

1035

@HansRosling A way to fall into poverty and stay there is our old and current way of prospering, by ever accelerating resource depletion.
 In reply to Hans Rosling

29 Jan 2012

1034

@NYTimesFriedman famously wrote on our shrinking environment, now plans on the opposite for our next great recovery..nytimes.com/2012/01/29/opi…

29 Jan 2012

1033

@nytimes Tom, It's such a mystery when "a changing environment" is the problem, we don't look for what it's changing!nytimes.com/2012/01/29/opi…

29 Jan 2012

1032

lnkd.in/2MJtR5 Well, I certainly agree with you when you say "There is no perfect closed from solution to anything." It's where...

29 Jan 2012

1031

Chile's Camila is a cool leader, like others tho, leading people to think distributing the problem of money will solve it not worsen it.

29 Jan 2012

1030

lnkd.in/pSbRiG Oops, some sort of mysterious error, 1.1.1. was mean to be 1.3.4 I think with * for 2. with the first word...

28 Jan 2012

1029

Going through these wrenching changes once a generation, or once every twenty, that's one thing, but going for doing them monthly is rough.

28 Jan 2012

1028

lnkd.in/rCTPXV 1. In common English, "reality" would be what our minds don't define, the matter of the world that exists by...

28 Jan 2012

1027

How to fly a pickle, first grow wings and jam your foot to the floor, then when you crash be glad it's just a pickle, and not your society.

28 Jan 2012

1026

lnkd.in/ENHvek So, if your model of a system's past indicates acceleration of a vehicle toward a tree, you could then compare the...

28 Jan 2012

1025

@OccupyWallStNYC. Why doesn't anyone seem to notice what creates inequality is not profit, but using it to multiply your power over others.
 In reply to #OCCUPYWALLSTREET

27 Jan 2012

1024

@Revkin doesn't "locked in" to opposite extremes for the next 1000 years sound more like politics than the weather?
 In reply to Andy Revkin

27 Jan 2012

1023

@giyom Banking *would* naturally shrink to a "clearing" task, if not for people adding sure profits to their bets for concentrating wealth.

27 Jan 2012

 

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1022

@dataliberation IT'S NOT FAIR AT ALL. You lock us into free services, to collect our data as your property, to sell not in our interests.

26 Jan 2012

1021

#Capitalism in Crisis @FinancialTimes - It's easy to criticize, not knowing how to steer an economy away from dead endsft.com/intl/cms/s/0/8…

26 Jan 2012

1020

@brookejarvis See comment there (yesmagazine.org/planet/new-yor…) Natural gas may be a high carbon, not low carbon, energy source synapse9.com/issues/images/…

26 Jan 2012

1019

lnkd.in/59S4sb I really do appreciate your frustration. The next question beyond having a useful model may be a way to say what...

26 Jan 2012

1018

lnkd.in/uMpshf It's just that to discuss how models fit a complex system like an economy, you kind of need to discuss the subject,...

24 Jan 2012

1017

lnkd.in/W_9KRq I think if you check the instrumental processes involved, you find that the means by which what you call...

24 Jan 2012

1016

lnkd.in/PNpepf That's the thing, they're made of information ONLY in our minds. The working processes of nature don't use...

24 Jan 2012

1015

@politifact An odder belief is I=PAT, that technology efficiency that first multiplied impacts will reverse them too!synapse9.com/home.htm#ish1 

24 Jan 2012

1014

@politifact Why the economy doesn't behave as expected includes how crazy what we expect is, that it should grow forever with no difficulty.

24 Jan 2012

1013

@politifact re:#FLdebate You might fact check if any of them showed an understand of why the economy is not behaving as anyone expects?

24 Jan 2012

1012

lnkd.in/TXGizB Well, I could show you dozens of ways in which describing natural systems as information models following natural... 

23 Jan 2012

1011

It's disturbing that usually "sustainability = BAU", more hidden ever growing impacts. Uncovering it will yield great hidden rewards too. 

23 Jan 2012

1010

The economists who did it weren't "evil", they just wanted MEASURES OF GROWTH AND CONSTRAINT that conflicted, to BOTH mean "good". 

23 Jan 2012

1009

Then if you use the phrase "do the math" as if it means something, and you find out you've been tricked, who should be responding but isn't. 

23 Jan 2012

1008

So, that a trick of %'s allowed sustainability to become BAU and EVERYONE happy about it, still leaves us sustaining ever faster depletion. 

23 Jan 2012

1007

People quoted rates of change in %'s are easily confused, by "units of measure" that are reset to "1.0", with each and every measurement. 

23 Jan 2012

1006

What turned "sustainability" into "BAU" was at the beginning of the movement, economists defined decrease as slower %'s of increase.2012

 23 Jan 2012

1005

If an intellectual trick turned "sustainability" into "BAU", to make it both popular and profitable, who should be responding but isn't? 

23 Jan 2012

1004

@MittRomney Hmm... trying to buy the world turned out not to be cheap it seems. 

22 Jan 2012

1003

@InvasiveNotes What most characterizes what a system selects is it's swell of accumulating parts over time, starting small and ending small.

22 Jan 2012

1002

lnkd.in/NYcBDm Ah, well. We do seem to all be agreeing on our inability to find a common way to refer to our subject again. I...

22 Jan 2012

1001

@InvasiveNotes Not really. What they effectively "scour their environments for" are complementary parts to add, on all scales at once.

22 Jan 2012

1000

lnkd.in/bBzrEk Wolfgang, "Predicting the future" may well be a false objective for models lacking a way to anticipate change in...

22 Jan 2012

999

InvasiveNotes John Peter Thompson   A paradox is a paradox for a reason: it means there’s something wrong in our thinking.

21 Jan 2012

998

@InvasiveNotes Fermi "not a paradox"?? If changes build, not vary randomly, results might be far more improbable.blogger.com/comment.g?blog…

22 Jan 2012

997

@Revkin @Annaleen If scientists don't lead with their real questions, others can't repeat them, and no one learns to think scientifically.

22 Jan 2012

996

It's still the free choice of investors... to invest in exploiting the earth to its exhaustion for ever growing false profits, either way.

22 Jan 2012

995

Or is it not paying attention that traps us in fixed thinking about an ever changing world, that forces us to develop bad hearts? 

22 Jan 2012

994

Is it that our bad hearts cause us to not pay attention, so we get in trouble with our endlessly beautiful ever changing world? 

22 Jan 2012

993

You might say "nature's at fault", inventing all kinds of things "too good to be true" that blow up and rearrange everything around them.

21 Jan  2012

992

lnkd.in/Emtp7C Wolfgang, Starting from your saying what matters “IS THE INTERFACE AMONG THEM, where virtually no one is working”....

21 Jan 2012

991

@InvasiveNotes: "if an entity grows at the exspense of the orginating source shoud it always be excised?"- or paired by finding its match?? 

21 Jan 2012

990

@Revkin What does "game over" for climate change mean,the chance of losing manhattan to the sea up from 5% to 50% maybe, a new problem? 

20 Jan 2012

989

lnkd.in/tD-hYr George, I'd accept your concept of "human nature" as a measurable entity, for how we represent things to fit into... 

20 Jan 2012

988

The #media of a sane #society would spend 90% of #politicaldiscussion on understanding the problems and 10% of what politicians say...

20 Jan 2012

987

@aleksj Oh,.. and the way we talked about for monetizing the web does offer a simple way to secure it too. 

19 Jan 2012

986

@aleksj But... how would you secure the open web?? Shouldn't the biggies volunteer to design a way rather rather than throw their tantrums?       

 19 Jan 2012

985

What's "shady" about finance? SO many ways of dismissing how money is confined to reality, as what we use to ask others to do stuff!                 

 19 Jan 2012

984

Where are medicine's "leaches", religion's "incantations" and science's "epicycles" today?? Well they obviously ALL moved into finance!  

 19 Jan 2012

983

lnkd.in/zw7STN Maybe this will help identify what has always separated our approaches, as well as show you my way of getting to...

19 Jan 2012

982

Tax Law needs *two rates for capital gains* 1)a rate for investments that build, and 2) for those that burn, our bridges to having a future. 

19 Jan 2012

981

What burns our bridges to the future is using the resources to build them for anything else, burning them up denying the need to change. 

19 Jan 2012

980

The big #jobs #loss the #Keystone pipeline would cause is loss of scarce resources for a sustainable economy to extending an outmoded one.

19 Jan 2012

979

lnkd.in/2mZizD Wolfgang, Well you suggest human cognition is enough, and I don’t doubt as knowledge accumulates cognition may... 

18 Jan 2012

978

The great past societies that excelled in problem solving all appear to have bet on it, creating their own insolvable problem and died.

18 Jan  2012

977

The big difference between physical and conceptual worlds, is nature keeps perfect track of things physically we mostly miss conceptually.

18 Jan 2012

976

lnkd.in/mAuYfE Wolfgang, Yes I agree with that principle, that from a modeler's view it's identifying real constraints that allow... 

18 Jan 2012

975

@InvasiveNotes @eizusdoow I think Google is very largely just being greedy, not wanting to change their growth model to make the world safe.

18 Jan 2012

974

It might appear someone should, but actually no one really makes money off of driving their whole economic system to exhaustion. 

18 Jan 2012

973

lnkd.in/j3PN6b Well, how I was able to predict a storm of crises 30 years in the future, that would end economic growth... 

18 Jan 2012

972

Still, the opportunity to make the change, from growth to self-reliance needs resources, and does pass by if used to resist not to move on.

18 Jan 2012

971

It can be a tough choice, if the baggage to cut at the limit to growth is the former source of life, the fossil resource or umbilical chord.

18 Jan 2012

970

It's a similar choice for a world economy, for it to graduate from taxing the earth to get ever bigger to get ever better, or we go broke. 

18 Jan 2012

969

An individual's "limit to growth" is "change", stop paying for college, shed the baggage of childhood and finding how to be free and profit. 

18 Jan 2012

968

People are so stubborn they miss the most obvious of natural solutions to what we see as confounding problems, like limits to growth.

18 Jan 2012

967

@edyong209 @revkin Also funny is omitting how "good science" sees "new science" as "bad science" to joke about first.blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscien…

17 Jan 2012

966

"Dodges" are OK if it's dodging the bullet rather than dodging the question... to stand flat footed waiting for bullets, like 0 net-energy. 

17 Jan 2012

965

@JohnTierneyNYT Easy Counter to Climate Change (promoting growth too) like ALL #dodges, lets real problem get worse.nyti.ms/xtWjik 

17 Jan 2012

964

@NYTIMES Practical Counter to Climate Change (promoting growth too) like ALL #dodges, lets the real problem get worse.nyti.ms/xtWjik

17 Jan 2012

963

@Ethical_Corp The "bridge to the future" would also have grown an economy too big to ever cross, a deeper error all growth plans make. 

17 Jan 2012

962

**Any project starts with growth**, using its progress to multiply its parts, but then to survive... uses its progress to serve its world. 

17 Jan 2012

961

@Ethical_Corp Yes, as a "bridge to the future" natural gas was investors' dream ignoring their system's effects again!energy.wilkes.edu/PDFFiles/Repor… 

17 Jan 2012

960

@7homaslin @nytimes @revkin You find natural processes are not inherent, but develop from local invention, like even social networks! 

16 Jan 2012

959

@7homaslin @nytimes @revkin How little information we can have is seen in how individual events originate, always from a vanishing point! 

16 Jan 2012

958

@7homaslin @nytimes @revkin What'll show how little information we can have is how individual events develop, always from a vanishing point! 

16 Jan 2012

957

@7homaslin @nytimes Oh, I think it already has with more coming, like showing how little information about how nature works we'll ever have. 

16 Jan 2012

956

@revkin So really, why is world policy to reduce economic impacts and keep the economy growing by switching from resources to efficiency? 

16 Jan 2012

955

@Ethical_Corp The Challenge for #CSR #Sustainability #Reporting, What share of the whole is yours?? synapse9.com/signals/2012/0… 

16 Jan 2012

954

@InvasiveNotes Oh no!! as growth is how all things begin. They're kept if the profit they make from expanding control gets spent joining in. 

16 Jan 2012

953

@InvasiveNotes @lisduarte @Brazilintel If the social values of the cells deny being part of the body, every cell is a cancer, like we see. 

16 Jan 2012

952

@postgrowth Using social value theory gave us reducing the economy by expanding it more efficiently, driving all our purposes into conflict. 

16 Jan 2012

951

If the social thinking of both liberals and conservatives come from voodoo science, it's pride in the competition that's really sick. 

16 Jan 2012

950

@Ethical_Corp @Revkin Our social thinking is SO #uneducated, expanding things more efficiently to shrink them, is #scientism, not #science.

16 Jan 2012

949

It's that concentrating jobs in fewer hands is now a more profitable way to "make money", as everything pushes up against natural limits. 

15 Jan 2012

948

There's a quite natural cause for investment markets acting as if it was more profitable to use our savings to eliminate jobs for our kids. 

15 Jan 2012

947

I think maybe the more steps of separation between your eyes and your impacts serves to greatly reduce them... is that possible? 

15 Jan 2012

946

@Ethical_Corp #CSR #Fracking When studied as a system, does natural gas really create more GHG's than coal or oil?energy.wilkes.edu/PDFFiles/Repor… 

15 Jan 2012

945

@Revkin @TimesUnion Andy, what about research saying natural gas, as a system, produces more GHG's that coal or oil??energy.wilkes.edu/PDFFiles/Repor… 

15 Jan 2012

944

@mattmillernow It's predators,.. but that *everyone's* savings once created jobs for our kids, naturally reversing at the limits of growth. 

15 Jan 2012

943

Is politics a lot like mud wrestling, with everyone floundering around trying to pin each other with their slippery misconceptions? 

14 Jan 2012

942

@theTBI @JesseJenkins Problem with proving macro principles with micro theory @climateprogress is rebound still = 2.5.thinkprogress.org/romm/2012/01/1… 

14 Jan 2012

941

lnkd.in/u4MpjW Isn't it something like a "natural law" that an implied contract for guaranteed perpetual multiplying returns on... 

14 Jan 2012

940

Our purposes in growth started coming into growing conflict 50+ years ago, as if with the limits of the earth, as intensifying resistance. 

14 Jan 2012

939

It might start with noticing the things our theories can't control, and realizing that most of our ideal purposes are coming into conflict. 

14 Jan 2012

938

How do we get back to a world that hasn't gone mad with conflicting visions and languages, might be another less technical way to ask it. 

14 Jan 2012

937

So, should we "forge ahead" on the trusted old plan, not somehow causing massive inequality as we destroy the earth for the winners?? 

14 Jan 2012

936

There was a time when growth DID "lift all boats", but the data says now it changed, and anyone's growth success costs another's failure. 

14 Jan 2012

935

Then you get to asking, if the river of money was manageable at one point, but now become deeper than any dam or channel can constrain, why? 

13 Jan 2012

934

Growing rivers of consumption go around conservation or regulation like water around a stick, that only a dam ridge to ridge would restrain. 

13 Jan 2012

933

The economic appetites evade how we push them, flowing around barriers like water, as what makes profit seeking markets so successful. 

13 Jan 2012

932

Why the system goes the opposite way we think we're pushing it starts with believing, not denying, the data.synapse9.com/pub/EffMultipl… 

13 Jan 2012

931

We think opposing "the system" has an effect, but often it's **only where we're looking** so conservation goes with growing waste somehow. 

13 Jan 2012

930

@Revkin @keithkloor Well, there's also the older "free content" info. problem, that nature's systems work from the inside, hidden from view. 

13 Jan 2012

929

@Revkin @dotearth @story_collider @tvjrennie (of course, thinking of the real world as what we're looking at rather than what our minds see) 

13 Jan 2012

928

@Revkin @dotearth @story_collider @tvjrennie So, is the blind side of science that only what our theories *don't control* refers to reality? 

13 Jan 2012

927

@STWR_ It's nuts to say ending poverty requires growth, as growth is what caused poverty. Nature is a balance, needing greed and restraint. 

13 Jan 2012

926

@Revkin @jimdwyernyt But.. the devil's in the detail, natural gas as a system may produce more CO2 per btu than oil!energy.wilkes.edu/PDFFiles/Repor… 

13 Jan 2012

925

@Adbusters #OCCUPYNIGERIA Fine message that working ever harder is just not fun! The question is how to use the profits to heal the process. 

13 Jan 2012

924

@NatureNews What, "stuff the ballot box" for science. That's a great idea. Could we also keep social media from inventing its own realities? 

13 Jan 2012

923

@InvasiveNotes How the food crisis and energy crisis link exposes "peak everything" as the earth's real limit of money.synapse9.com/pub/ASustInves… 

13 Jan 2012

922

@Revkin @whitehouse Investing in growth, while hiding impacts from view, is using our profits to avoid change, not facilitating our change. 

13 Jan 2012

921

@Revkin @whitehouse But the plan is still "BAU", for the economy's encroachment on the earth growing forever, trying to keep it out of view. 

13 Jan 2012

920

@ClimateReality Being economically efficient, GDP still takes 16oz. of CO2 per $1. So the earth's limit for CO2 is also its limit for money. 

13 Jan 2012

919

@ClimateReality Environmental protection hasn't ever protected the environment from economic encroachment, except symbolically. 

13 Jan 2012

918

@InvasiveNotes @Pescalune @LPOFrance If you can't see "your" own impacts, they'll be closer to "average" for the system you're in than "0". 

12 Jan 2012

917

@InvasiveNotes @Pescalune @LPOFrance The source of the problem isn't damage done, but growing our uses of the earth hoping to not do damage. 

12 Jan 2012

916

@InvasiveNotes @Pescalune @LPOFrance A great irony of environmental protection is relieving symptoms diverts action from the problem too... 

12 Jan 2012

915

It's very interesting, that a pivotal issue of the extreme right is becoming the sustainability of using profits for profit, costing jobs!! 

11 Jan 2012

914

The profits of the old system used to make a sustainable one, will create the only system, as the building of things designed to fail, does. 

11 Jan 2012

913

@brookejarvis @DeChristopher Heroism is great, but lacking insight looses effect, so fragmented campaigns compete for shrinking funds. 

11 Jan 2012

912

@ClimateReality You need to use the profits of the old system to build the new, but its quite false to say the new can profit like the old. 

11 Jan 2012

911

1 The eruptions of life are found, exploring the "S" curves of time, that start with explosions of new relationships, that resolve or not. 

11 Jan 2012

910

1 Good natured people stay unaware of their living world since what they see is in their heads, making the erupting changes of life invisible. 

11 Jan 2012

909

1 It's the same "mind/world" barrier trapping us idiotic political struggle, from the horrors of Gilgamesh the Bible and Voltaire to today. 

11 Jan 2012

908

1 It's good natured people destroying the earth, not recognizing the explosive self-organizing events of nature our lives are built around. 

11 Jan 2012

907

1 @postgrowth @jeffhollender Workers seeking maximum returns from a natural world they see only as a resource, WON'T CHANGE A THING. 

11 Jan 2012

906

1 Q: Oh! ... heavens, you seem to owe me a nearly infinite amount of money!! A: duhh... OK I guess. I'll work a little harder. 

10 Jan 2012

905

1 How many societies grew to destroy their environments and themselves? Seemingly all the ones that tried to measure wealth with math. 

10 Jan 2012

904

1 Little doubt **something** will happen to a deranged world intellectual culture whose prosperity is using up stuff running out ever faster. 

10 Jan 2012

903

1 Why we really have ever more complex and rapidly changing problems is simple, our building an ever more complex and rapidly changing world. 

10 Jan 2012

902

What promotes vast cultures of artificial reality, quackery or not, is dealing with ever more complex problems with ever less attention. 

10 Jan 2012

901

@Sheril_ @Revkin Is it #quackery the way social networks redefine how nature works, just by their agreement, accepted by most as if science? 

10 Jan 2012

900

@Ethical_Corp The error misleading us on natural gas was... THE USUAL ONE WE MAKE, not looking at it as a whole system.synapse9.com/SEA 

10 Jan 2012

899

What makes the world's growing #conflict and #complications so #confusing is our #failure see how it's our #successes directly causing it. 

10 Jan 2012

898

The #conflict around the world is mostly from our #successes, growing investment in solutions becoming too complex and conflicted to manage. 

10 Jan 2012

897

But is rising #confusion and #conflict around the world being caused by people's #successes or their #failures??? 

10 Jan 2012

896

Asking if the brain "knows" anything at all, except its own social constructions, would help reveal the underlying matrix of the real world. 

9 Jan 2012

895

Information is a problem for debating how nature's systems work, if that's hidden within them. People then argue fantasies not effects. 

9 Jan 2012

894

On average, a $10 purchase, say some wine, really takes the economy making 10lb. of CO2 to deliver to you! What you don't know can hurt... 

9 Jan 2012

893

Is the real problem aggregate over-investment, caused by our everyone's effort to maximize their growing investment?ftalphaville.ft.com/blog/2012/01/0… 

9 Jan 2012

892

The natural limit of profitable growth, as where expanding our consumption of the earth becomes unprofitable, isn't even discussed. #check

9 Jan 2012

891

It's good natured people, and their prosperity, still leading the exhaustion of the earth in the name of creating plenty, who don't #check

9 Jan 2012

890

lnkd.in/p2feVH Those are some good indicators, but there's a need to be able to define the turning point, and line not to cross,... 

8 Jan 2012

889

So, could the real problem be vast over-investment, naturally caused by maximizing our rate of multiplying investment?ftalphaville.ft.com/blog/2012/01/0… 

8 Jan 2012

888

@Revkin @politifact Physical progress has limits because addition and subtraction are conserved, so trends change their environments, check! 

8 Jan 2012

887

lnkd.in/2qKq-h Animated natural systems also show accumulative design, like the development of natural air currents.... 

7 Jan 2012

886

@Revkin @politifact Actually, it's particularly physical directions of progress that become their own impediment, not dreams. Check! 

7 Jan 2012

885

@politifact @revkin Does progress naturally become an increasing impediment to progress? The firm scientific answer is "Yes". Please check 

7 Jan 2012

884

@Revkin check "Will getting bigger result in difficulty for getting bigger?" "Do we live by contradiction even for things we could check?" 

7 Jan 2012

883

General media disclaimer "Given persistent conflict between views of common realities WE PRINT WHAT PAYS, AND STOP LOOKING FOR HOW TO CHECK" 

7 Jan 2012

882

A "truth in reporting" disclaimer is needed. "Given conflicting views of common realities "WE PRINT TRUE AND FALSE VIEWS AS EQUALLY VALID" 

7 Jan 2012

881

lnkd.in/DMVzFS Accumulative branching is a key feature of all sorts of natural system design, but I think needs to be considered... 

6 Jan 2012

880

And in the end, theory still finds, all of nature must be between the lines. 

6 Jan 2012

879

With our lives, like anything that uses energy, being some kind of "flame". 

6 Jan 2012

878

Energy conservation says "before & after must add up for energy" and Q.M. that "they can't add up for our information". Both seem very true! 

6 Jan 2012

877

That science is an art of finding questions you can answer with high confidence, evidently makes it all but totally useless to politicians. 

6 Jan 2012

876

An odd reality of politics is "policies" mostly effect the news, and NOT really the economy, an organism "on a tear"... we don't understand. 

5 Jan 2012

875

lnkd.in/iTBqiH I wasn't the first to predict the economy's breakdown for the same cause I ultimately singled out as an unavoidable... 

4 Jan 2012

874

So, now it's Wednesday, election over, and every question science can't answer is STILL up to politicians and social activists to decide 

4 Jan 2012

873

lnkd.in/yJwmbT There are also differences between predicting events and understanding why our economic system is presently failing... 

3 Jan 2012

872

lnkd.in/aTV7MU With some people arranging to accumulate their incomes by %'s and others by constant units, I don't see how a... 

3 Jan 2012

871

lnkd.in/-wVPzg That's interesting. It's fairly common (six blind men and the elephant) that different valid views of complex... 

3 Jan 2012

870

lnkd.in/UYNX7W Well, if you think of careful forensic detective work to be "qualitative", then I guess so. It's less about... 

2 Jan 2012

869

lnkd.in/KJh_N8 George, The way I apply the physics behind my method (of natural organizational limits to growth) is to then look... 

2 Jan 2012

868

So, better to think of nature as the new information you are missing, and need to find, rather than beliefs based on information of past 

2 Jan 2012

867

What's often bogus in our beliefs is treating trends as nature having fixed rules, when it's the opposite, changing rules that won't last. 

2 Jan 2012

866

When over-invested and expansion isn't making multiplying returns of cheaper stuff but the opposite, invest in solidifying not expanding. 

2 Jan 2012

865

Or.. we could discover that #belief usually produces bogus ideas of the future, wrong directions searching for what NEW path to take. 

2 Jan 2012

864

Here's an idea, ro fix the economy we could replace one guy who has no idea what the problem is with a bunch of others who don't either. 

2 Jan 2012

863

kcrw.com/news/programs/… @LRC The common view of "the disconnect" expressed today is as close to a real understanding of our deep problem as... 

1 Jan 2012

862

@EarthEconomics @evangineer @kalamishere @ClimateSpec@ISEEORG @Moraleconomy @theneweconomics@feasta_tweets No-growth except for money ???? 

28 Dec 2011

861

What society's desire for growing profits runs into... is how it changed the earth, a far bigger "head wind" facing us than Barack imagines. 

27 Dec 2011

860

All society wants from Wall St is ever growing returns for those with savings, and not see the growing impacts. Inequality is one of them. 

27 Dec 2011

859

@adbusters To "flow to where it needs to" #occupy needs insight, ...on how Wall St creates inequality doing exactly what society asks it to. 

27 Dec 2011

858

Even cutting diamonds is "just a little tap" (in just the right direction). But you have to closely study the internal nature of diamonds. 

26 Dec 2011

857

Leaders extol the masses to "all pull together", and treat me as a complete idiot for pointing out we won't get anywhere without wheels. 

26 Dec 2011

856

@Ethical_Corp We **still** do math counting only visible impacts of money (mostly "0"), actually "average" 8000btu/$.synapse9.com/SEA 

24 Dec 2011

855

@Ethical_Corp We **still** count math for increasing impacts more efficiently as a social credit for reducing them, after all. A gold mine! 

24 Dec 2011

854

@Ethical_Corp The end of SRI is surely that new professional money makers in "sustainability" are so good at getting self-contradiction pay. 

24 Dec 2011

853

@Adbusters #Jobcreation IS ONLY DONE FOR PROFIT, which reliably creates competition, but *NOT JOBS*, when the economy is short of resources. 

24 Dec 2011

852

@Adbusters Keeping a job is a struggle too, keeping up with the new competition from #jobcreation,.. our profits for investors get used for. 

24 Dec 2011

851

@Adbusters Well, the "shadow of the market" is in EVERYTHING, as using the market to multiply markets is .. *what we do*. 

24 Dec 2011

850

@InvasiveNotes The ideas of Thales were reversed by Plato and Aristotle, so we now still treat nature as following human ideals. 

23 Dec 2011

849

@InvasiveNotes The first Greek scientist, Thales, discovered if you studied nature as behaving by itself and knew math you could make money. 

23 Dec 2011

848

@InvasiveNotes I would say no, a "thing" is less something *we* can "see, touch or feel", than something with physical behaviors of its own. 

23 Dec 2011

847

@InvasiveNotes A "concerto" is both "thing" and "abstraction", as the word refers to both the physical phenomenon and our ideas about it. 

23 Dec 2011

846

@InvasiveNotes Pi is a very useful abstraction, real to us, but only expressed in nature *by implication* of theory, a mental construct. 

23 Dec 2011

845

@InvasiveNotes You find nature determines things in a way nothing like humans do, and so arrives at quite different results too. 

23 Dec 2011

844

@InvasiveNotes The continuities of natural systems are built differently than continuities of explanation, and it's quite useful to notice. 

23 Dec 2011

843

@InvasiveNotes The "members" and "relationships" between them in any abstract model are still all abstracted information, theory not things. 

23 Dec 2011

842

Only information raising good questions about realities beyond your view is truthful, like signals of change in how nature is responding. 

23 Dec 2011

841

@InvasiveNotes Oh John, think it through. Tensors are abstract images vastly under-representing real subjects, unless by pointing to them. 

23 Dec 2011

840

lnkd.in/trHWDQ It would be "the Dutch" and any others who see the profit opportunity in a market cornered naturally by demand... 23 Dec  2011

839

@InvasiveNotes Oh yes, forgot to put in "changing" in that, as natural forms are changing everywhere at once and information is fixed. 22 Dec 2011

 

 

838

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

22 Dec 2011

837

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

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

835

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

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

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

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

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

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

829

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

804

@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

749

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

714

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

709

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

708

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

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

29 Nov 2011

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@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

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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

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

28 Nov 2011

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@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

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@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

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@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

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@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

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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

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