"Bionomics provides the best starting point for a new way of thinking
about the human economy. Cutting through the mind boggling complexity of
the ecosystem, the bionomic perspective illuminates the interplay of forces
that maintain stability . . . Over time, organizational learning expands
the stockpile of technology, reduces real costs, and raises living standards.
In a world of fixed resources, learning allows the economic pie to keep
growing. Economic growth is limited only by human creativity." BIONOMICS; Michael Rothschild, 1988
How do our assumptions of resource "scarcity" effect our
organizational practices? As a "learning organization" how will
the enterprise of the 21st century create economic growth from a limited
search is for systems that express the idea that wealth is created at every
level of the organization and that we should pay people as much as possible
rather than as little as possible." STEWARDSHIP; Peter Block, 1993
Do you believe most people are capable of establishing thier own reward
the industrial sector America has just seen the tip of the iceberg of the
corporations that have loaded up with too much debt and gone broke because
of the merger and takeover wars. Airlines and large retailing firms lead
the parade into bankruptcy, but there is a lot of the parade yet to come.
. . Unfettered Anglo-Saxon capitalism is finding it difficult to cope with
the present and may not be the unstoppable wave of the future the pundits
on the political right like to extol." HEAD TO HEAD: The Coming Economic Battle Among Japan, Europe, and America;
Lester Thurow, 1992
Is it possible to "fix" our economic systems without massive
the population explosion will have a surprising effect on the number of
people at risk. Roger Bilham, a geologist at the University of Colorado,
has noted that by the year 2000, one hundred cities will have populations
exceeding two million, and by pure chance, almost half these cities are
located in places where the shifting plates of the lithosphere create earthquake
hazard zones. 'It appears,' Bilham warned in 1988, 'that within twelve
years 290 million 'supercity' dwellers, 80 percent of them living in developing
nations, will live in a region of seismic risk.' In fact, so many of us
are clustering along the planet's fault lines that the number of people
in danger of dying in an earthquake will have doubled by the year 2035." THE NEXT ONE HUNDRED YEARS; Jonathan Weiner, 1990
Business and community re-location around environmentally safe spots
will become a major focus in the first quarter of the 21sc century . .
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