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Thankfully Chris uses Complex Systems to understand this world

I am grateful that Chris uses Complex Systems to understand how the world works - I believe that the only other one who does this is Bud Conrad of Casey Research, and believe that this is the only way we are going to be able to live in the world in the ...

Forum topic - blue7781 - Dec 10 2011 - 2:06pm - 3 comments

The Collapse of the Tower of Financial Babel

Deconstructing our world of financial WordCraft via a look at the new EU "plan". The Collapse of the Tower of Financial Babel Even the mainstream press can no longer ignore the fact that the mainstream dialogue in the world ...

Forum topic - ashvinp - Nov 2 2011 - 11:14am - 1 comment

The Future of Physical Gold (Part I)

<a href="http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-13-2011-future-of-physical-gold.html">The Future of Physical Gold (Part I - Dialectic Foundations)</a> Part I in a series about the likely role of gold in the ...

Forum topic - ashvinp - May 14 2011 - 1:17pm - 15 comments

The Perturbational Path of Human Civilization

Using perturbation theory to analyze the future path of our global society: Quote: Can you sense that? It is a perturbation in the forces of human civilization. It is the feeling you get when events around the world are unfolding in ...

Forum topic - ashvinp - May 5 2011 - 6:09pm - 0 comments

Language, Logic and Lies

Full piece at TAE - http://theautomaticearth.blogspot.com/2011/03/march-25-2011-language-log... Quote: Our global human society, at this unique point in time, is perhaps the most complex series of inter-connected relationships in the ...

Forum topic - ashvinp - Mar 27 2011 - 11:34am - 1 comment

The Math is Different at the Top (Part II)

Financial Threats to Power Quote: This is part 2 of a series. Part 1, "The Math is Different at the Top" , briefly discussed a simple paradigm that has governed human societies since at least the Industrial ...

Forum topic - ashvinp - Mar 7 2011 - 2:28pm - 1 comment

The Debt-Dollar Discipline - Part III

Introduction to the final article in The Debt-Dollar Discipline series: Quote:     Parts I and II of this series explored the relatively rapid emergence and collapse of global society's debt-dollar discipline, formalized by ...

Forum topic - ashvinp - Dec 13 2010 - 5:57pm - 1 comment

The Debt-Dollar Discipline - Part II

Part I in this series introduced Michel Foucault's theory of disciplinary society, laid out in his book Discipline and Punish , and the application of this analysis to the "debt-dollar discipline" formally imposed on global society ...

Forum topic - ashvinp - Dec 11 2010 - 1:27pm - 0 comments

A Fingerprint of Instability in Biology and Finance

The following is a relatively short piece discussing the similar complex dynamics of both biological and financial systems. It focuses on chaotic variability as an indicator of health (or lack of it) in both the human heart and the stock market. Here is ...

Forum topic - ashvinp - Oct 23 2010 - 3:18pm - 2 comments

A Complexity Manifesto

The following is a piece discussing the connection between Marx's dialectical analysis of capitalism and the inherent fragility of complex adaptive systems. Many people may find it to be somewhat controversial or offensive for whatever reason ...

Forum topic - ashvinp - Sep 24 2010 - 9:52pm - 0 comments

Tweaks at the Margin

The current debate over what to do with Bush's tax cuts is just more political nonsense and an attempt to tweak our economy back into health. We saw the same type of thinking with the fiscal stimulus, monetary easing and financial reform. Will our ...

Forum topic - ashvinp - Sep 21 2010 - 3:05pm - 0 comments

Confronting Our Complicity

The following link is to an essay I recently finished discussing our individual complicity as Americans in the destructive activities of our large corporations and government (could apply to citizens of other developed countries as well). Some people ...

Forum topic - ashvinp - Sep 16 2010 - 2:33pm - 4 comments

Complexity and Collapse

    Joseph Tainter, an archeologist, recently produced an extremely insightful book entitled The Collapse of Complex Societies [ Book Link ], which analyzes the collapse of historical human societies in terms of increasing complexity and ...

Forum topic - ashvinp - Sep 10 2010 - 6:06pm - 4 comments

The Limits to Complexity

This is an essay I just wrote this week exploring the relationship between peak complexity and the global economy. It attempts to analyze mainstream economic policy prescriptions in the context of diminishing returns on complexity and our unsunstainable ...

Forum topic - ashvinp - Jun 15 2012 - 3:19am - 8 comments

Found this blog (Global Guerillas) recently...

...and the dude who writes it (John Robb) seems pretty hep to the 3Es and the issues which we're wrestling with in these here parts. http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/ He's a Yale/USAF Academy grad and is busily ...

Forum topic - SagerXX - Apr 13 2010 - 8:08pm - 3 comments

Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production

Tipping Point Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production An Outline Review Summary The credit crisis exemplifies society's difficulties in the timely management of risks outside our experience or ...

Forum topic - Damnthematrix - Mar 23 2010 - 6:17pm - 1 comment

Article: Things Fall Apart: Complexity, Supply Chains, Infrastructure & Collapse

There is an incredible post up on the Oil Drum this morning entitled " Things Fall Apart: Complexity, Supply Chains, Infrastructure & Collapse."  This article discusses energy usage as it relates to societal complexity including incredible ...

Forum topic - suziegruber - Aug 4 2009 - 12:32pm - 1 comment