Indra's Net and the Midas Touch Living Sustainably in a Connected World
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We live today in a global web of interdependence, connected technologically, economically, politically, and socially. As a result of these expanding and deepening interdependencies, it has become impossible fully to control--or foretell--the effects of our actions. The world is rife with unintended consequences. Wall Street's reckless investment in toxic assets recently produced massive defaults and a global economic recession. Our attachment to fossil energy is producing a climate default. The first law of human ecology--which declares that we can never do merely one thing--is a truth we ignore at our peril. In Indra's Net and the Midas Touch, Leslie Paul Thiele explores the impact of…
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/19/2011
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall