Citizen Action Monitor

We are on the brink of experiencing the next financial crisis, says leading financial authority

Satyajit Das, former banker, now risk consultant, warned about the risks of financial derivatives years before the Great Meltdown of 2008. No 1706 Posted by fw, June 19, 2016 “My accountant … Continue reading

June 19, 2016

Legal expert Michael Geist shares his concerns about the TPP agreement

Right now “we just don’t know enough to know whether or not this [TPP] makes any sense” No 1541 Posted by fw, December 15, 2015 “In the world of cultural … Continue reading

December 15, 2015

‘sustainability’ ‘resiliency’ ‘complexity’ ‘collapse’: Do you really know what these terms mean?

No 124 Posted by fw, February 27, 2011 “Collapse, complexity, sustainability, and resiliency are common terms, yet are frequently offered without definition, or with definitions that are less than useful.” … Continue reading

February 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Can Joseph Tainter save us from ourselves? Pt 7/7: Seven strategies for coping with complexity

No 123, Posted by fw, February 24, 2011 “There are no simple answers to ensuring a prosperous future. But we do need one thing, and that’s that we need an … Continue reading

February 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Can Joseph Tainter save us from ourselves? Pt 4/7: Why societies become complex. How complexity triggers collapse

No 120 Posted by fw, February 17, 2011 In Part 3, How complex societies can remain sustainable, Dr Tainter explains how societal problem solving evolves along a path of increasing … Continue reading

February 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Can Joseph Tainter save us from ourselves? Pt 2/7: “Historical knowledge is essential to sustainability”

No 118 Posted by fw, February 13, 2011 “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” Edmund Burke In Part 1, The future ain’t what it used to … Continue reading

February 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Can Joseph Tainter save us from ourselves? Pt 1/7: The future ain’t what it used to be

No 117 Posted by fw, February 10, 2011 When a brilliant scholar develops a new and far-reaching theory that could save present and future diverse societies from catastrophic collapse, then … Continue reading

February 10, 2011 · Leave a comment