• “The Focus is ‘Enough’ Rather Than ‘More’”
    “The Focus is ‘Enough’ Rather Than ‘More’”

    The mainstream economics notion that unfettered growth accompanied by greater consumption and productivity benefits society is false, argues Rob Dietz, Program Director at the Post Carbon Institute. In an interview with getAbstract, he shares his…

  • “We Lead the World in Science, and We Also Lead the World in Opposition to Science”
    Jared Diamond, American historian and anthropologist, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and UCLA professor, playing piano in the living room of his home in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles; photo by Damon Casarez /Redux/laif
    “We Lead the World in Science, and We Also Lead the World in Opposition to Science”

    Jared Diamond, world-famous historian of societal crises and collapses, currently lives in self-imposed quarantine in California. When he’s not writing papers on the birds of New Guinea or playing Beethoven sonatas on the piano, he…

  • “What Are Future Society’s Biggest Challenges?”
    “What Are Future Society’s Biggest Challenges?”

    The climate crisis, migration, artificial intelligence – these are just some of the challenges our kids will be grappling with.