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Plan B 2.0 - Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilizati

 
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DaBeeeenster



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:43 pm    Post subject: Plan B 2.0 - Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilizati Reply with quote

Not sure if this has been mentioned before...

http://www.earth-policy.org/Books/PB2/Contents.htm

It has some big name backers (namely Ted Turner) pushing it...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Plan B 2.0 - Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civili Reply with quote

DaBeeeenster wrote:
Not sure if this has been mentioned before...

http://www.earth-policy.org/Books/PB2/Contents.htm

It has some big name backers (namely Ted Turner) pushing it...


Not seen it in it's entirety before, but it's a bit boring. OK, they put a hell of a lot of work into it, but I think they avoid the fundamentals. For example:

Power: How will power in society be organised? In order to fiddle around with taxes, you need some kind of organisation. Experience show that when real hardships set in, a lot of people have a tendency to elevate some "strong man" and then cling to said person for their mere lives.

Money: You just cant avoid the issue. It's completely meaningless to discuss anything about "economy" if you dont adress the basic design features of our monetary systems.

The way they have toddled around, they have come to a net result which reminds most of some 5 year plan from the old Soviet Union.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with MacG. Looks to me like they are just trying to patch up the system that we have. Like fixing the facade of a rotten building. Instead, I think we need a new system to balance production with ecology Very Happy
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