• Summary of Framing the Collapsonomics Practice

    by  • March 9, 2009 • The Global Picture • 1 Comment

    Full blog post here.

    Orlov-style FSU full-on collapse is the usual model people go to after “business as usual but with less money.”

    Three factors create new options:

    1> We’ve seen the FSU stuff and can learn from their experience
    2> Non-authoritarian nations are likely to be vastly more resilient because of diverse power centers
    3> Focussed drives on fundamental efficiency can free up a lot of resources

    Four specific measures:

    1> Efficient end-use device mandates (CFL bulbs, washing machines, lean cars and so on.)
    – key benefit – cheap way to reduce pressure on the grid, protect it from under-investment in future
    2> Triage medical care costs – end of life care, preventative medicine, checklists and so on – apply best practices
    3> Manage the causes of social unrest, not the unrest itself. Share the pain equitably.
    4> Create new pathways to success outside of the market economy. Stop telling people there are jobs, fund liberal arts etc.

    There is a ton that can be done. Institute of Collapsonomics will help.

    Full blog post here.

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    Vinay Gupta is a consultant on disaster relief and risk management.


    One Response to Summary of Framing the Collapsonomics Practice

    1. March 18, 2009 at 2:54 am

      Heard about collapsonomics today and wanted to link up, as I’m trying to get MPs to comment on the crisis.

      Look forward to connecting!

      http://tinyurl.com/666rwd [funny, eh?]

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