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The onrushing wave

The onrushing wave | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Previous technological innovation has always delivered more long-run employment, not less. But things can change


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Christian Verstraete's curator insight, February 2, 10:33 PM

Technology Innovation and jobs.

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Seven Themes for the Coming Decade

Seven Themes for the Coming Decade | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Understanding long-term trends is an important tool in identifying opportunities and risks. STEEP analysis looks at the world through five different perspectives – Social, Technological, Economic, Ecological, and Political.

The following are the major themes that are presently shaping the future...


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What Makes Countries Rich or Poor?

What Makes Countries Rich or Poor? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Jared Diamond's review of the excellent book Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson looks at the complex mix of factors that make countries succeed or fail.


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It is time for the judiciary to step in and avert climate catastrophe

It is time for the judiciary to step in and avert climate catastrophe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

"A fast-paced energy revolution is citizens' by right and judicial intervention will help to restore the democratic order, depoliticising the climate issue and making the influence of special interests and short-term gain in the political process less effective."


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Megatrends: Future Paradigms for Business

Megatrends: Future Paradigms for Business | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Against the broad sweep of human history on this planet the last few hundred years has given rise to astonishing innovations resulting in prosperity for a large proportion of the human family and the accumulation of massive wealth by a small minority.

But as we begin to internalise and comprehend the real costs associated with this remarkable and unprecedented phase of exponential growth and development, there is increasing evidence that a fundamental course correction is needed (at least in the means of production and the rates of consumption) if continued affluence is to remain a viable goal.


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Trade Off: Financial system supply-chain cross contagion – a study in global systemic collapse

Trade Off: Financial system supply-chain cross contagion – a study in global systemic collapse | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

"This new study explores the implications of a major financial crisis for the supply-chains that feed us, keep production running and maintain our critical infrastructure. I use a scenario involving the collapse of the Eurozone to show that increasing socio-economic complexity could rapidly spread irretrievable supply-chain failure across the world."

 

Excellent new report from Irish think tank Feasta on the interconnectness between global energy insecurity, economic supply chains and the financial system. Worth reading full report.


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