Usually I don’t get out of bed for anything less than 1% mortality rates. Harsh as that might sound, there are enough 1% problems to be working on that I do not usually focus on less lethal stuff.
However, over the past month or so in London I’ve come to the conclusion that there is a valid case to be made for working on economic collapse scenarios as part of the global humanitarian platform. It is not as serious as the national security stuff or the ever-more-vital global poverty work, but it’s pressing and threatening enough that I now need to start doing a little thinking on how to mitigate the consequences of the cash economy imploding.
The general mantle for this work is “collapsonomics” – the economics of collapse and avoiding collapse.