Ron, In my opinion the NAE almost got it. Add the Internet, and the joining of ordinary people in a collective struggle to create a more cooperative global structure becomes a real possibility for the first time in the whole of human experience.
Reasons for the Growth of Long-Distance Trade from the 16th to the 18th Centuries From the 16th century at the latest, the volume of long-distance trade grew considerably more quickly than the European population and European economic output. Those who have been thrown out of their homes are only the beginning. A major theme of mine over the years has been the fiasco of suburbia, where more than half of the U.
What about your unsupported daydream that wind and solar will quickly fix our fossil fuel problems? These were raised considerably in the aftermath of the First World War, thereby hindering the international grain trade in the interwar period. Hubbard ed.
I admit it: There are many aware of it and many looking for ways to survive it but few looking at underlying causes. Wade What? Much has been made of the relatively high population density of Los Angeles. When quoting this article please add the date of your last retrieval in brackets after the url.
This exchange of views is virtually impossible to maintain, even within a group of people who share a common perspective, in the most general sense, and who are capable of thinking globally. Another compelling piece by James Howard Kunstler, who manages to persuade, scare, and make me laugh all at the same time.
This Time Is Different: There are many points Kunstler missed, understandably, in this short piece. I am familier with Pocket Neighborhoods.
The seemingly unanimous embrace of this idea in the power circles of America is a marvellous illustration of the madness of crowds, for nothing could be further from the truth than the idea that globalisation is now a permanent fixture of the human condition. Threats we are unwilling to acknowledge cannot be addressed and overcome. The future is always in front of us, is it not?
Like this: We will soon learn how cities like New York cope without Wall Street and commercial structures, once concrete skyscapes figuratively melt down to just street level and basic needs. There was no shortage of fuel, the colonial boundaries were stable, and the pipeline of raw materials from them to the factories of western Europe ran smoothly.