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Links of the Quarter: December 2016

How to Save the World

cartoon by Emily Flake in the New Yorker. Extinction Is the End Game: Xray Mike recaps the latest signs of the accelerating decline of civilization culture. cartoon by Mick Stevens in the New Yorker. Thanks to Bobby Arnold, another friend of Joe’s, for the link.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. Cartoon by the awesome Michael Leunig. Problem is, by then the right-wingers will have bankrupted the government and given everything away to their rich friends, so there will be no money to implement it.

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Links of the Quarter: May 28, 2015

How to Save the World

This can only continue with the assumption of perpetual and accelerating growth, and the assumption that interest rates can be kept far below real inflation rates through the complicity of banks, governments, corporations, media and regulators, indefinitely. New Yorker cartoon by Jacob Samuel.

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Links of the Month: November 8, 2013

How to Save the World

There are three global unsustainable systems headed for inevitable near-term collapse. An example is how greater human numbers lead to greater production of human foods and vice versa, in an accelerating loop that has led to an utterly unsustainable 7.3

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We Have No Choice

How to Save the World

New Yorker cartoon by the late Charles Barsotti. M y friend Nancy White just wrote an article lamenting the loss of thoughtful asynchronous communication — the modern equivalent of the longhand letter. “Rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice but to carry on!”

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Grimly Letting Go of the Old Story

How to Save the World

cartoon by David Sipress from the New Yorker. I’ve also noticed a gradual increase in the general level of non-specific anxiety, pessimism, guilt, shame, premonition and overwhelm of my friends and acquaintances (it’s even worse now, I think, than it was right after 9/11).

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Links of the Quarter: June, 2016

How to Save the World

cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti. Much of my young life was, sadly, full of the struggling, depression, and anxiety of the seeker in Charles’ cartoon above. cartoon by Michael Leunig. David Sipress cartoon from The New Yorker.

2016 73

Links of the Month: November 19, 2011

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Mark Hurwitt. As the cartoon above humorously illustrates, most of the current protests are about who has, and who should have, what share of the world’s power and wealth, and about the unjustly unpunished crimes of the powerful and the wealthy.

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Links of the Month: April 16, 2013

How to Save the World

There will come a tipping point at which, like the first declaration in 1932 that the economy was in the midst of a global Great Depression, a large enough proportion of the population will acknowledge that our civilization is done for, that we will start acting accordingly.

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