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Running off the rails

Economists thought that markets were really resilient—but now they’re rethinking this basic tenet

Can businesses be too small to fail?

“Localwash” may be the new greenwash, but still there’s an important trend backing local goods

UK Sustainable Development Commission

government watchdog

The Schumacher Society

society based in Bristol, UK, inspired by E. F. Schumacher, author of “Small is Beautiful”

Restoration and Resilience

A blog by EDF focuses on restoring the Mississippi delta

Read: “Chinese Transportation Growth”

Can China keep up its astronomical rates of growth? Seems impossible—but no one expected their continuing growth over the past 25 years

“Nobody can predict the future. I doubt it will be that bad.”

—”Larry,” commenting on the article “We’re Screwed”

“It’s a circus, and the tent’s on fire.”

—novelist and commentator Bruce Sterling on the state of the world in 2010

Read: “The Soviet Example”

Chapter 1 of Dmitry Orlov’s book “Reinventing Collapse”

“Three Types of Doomers and Fantasy Collapse” by Kathy McMahon

Peak Oil Blues, 3 July 2008


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »