A few months ago, I wrote an article calling for an end to the world’s debt — summarizing the history of debt from anthropological studies of early civilizations and economic activities in hunter-gatherer societies. You can read it here. We are living through an unprecedented period of human history. Our population has exploded. We are [...]
If I had to pick one word to describe the political culture of the United States, I would call it unwell. Throughout the last several decades — the entirety of adult political life for most active citizens — we have been plagued with lies and deceit, anger and betrayal, a toxic polarization that has rotted [...]
Many people reach out to me because they want to learn about the science of complexity. They ask what it is, how it works, and — most importantly — how they can apply it to global challenges confronting humanity. In those conversations I share what I have learned as a complexity researcher who specializes in [...]
Just for fun, imagine if all debt were wiped away when the Mayan Calendar ends this Friday… How would the world be different? What would become possible for you personally in your life? How would nations and corporations invest our newfound wealth differently if we all started from a clean slate? Problems like global warming [...]
Yesterday I was asked to share my reflections on the tragic shootings that took place in Connecticut… please share if this resonates with you.